In this write-up I’ll tell you everything I learned about the Particle integration with Google Maps.
Wait a minute, location without GPS?
Yes! We can now find the location of our Particles without needing extra hardware (eg: a GPS module). This is possible because the Google Maps Geolocation API is able to return a location and an accuracy radius from visible Wi-Fi access points or cells towers. Pretty cool, huh?
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