I am developing a web application wherein i need to find the closest bus-stop from a users location and mark it on a map. I have the list of bus-stops on my server. I am using Google's Distance Matrix service which returns me the distance between my source and multiple bus stops. Then, by comparing the distance i get the nearest bus-stop. But this is all happening on client side. I wanted my server to do the decision.
Is it possible for my server to directly communicate with the Google maps server and get the distance?