Alternative for AdvanceGoogleMaps

Dear Reader, Since parameter type float is not longer supported in Mendix 8 and higher, do I have to find an alternative for AdvanceGoogleMaps to have an action to calculate the distance between two addresses and to retrieve the Latitude and the Longitude from an Address. Can anybody give a suggestion? Regards, Peter     
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Did you see my Google Maps Route Planner widget? It can do such a thing, the Directions and Distance API are implemented in that widget.