We have an automated monitoring service that can check services every 60 seconds for their responses. A specification exposing the endpoints to be monitored needs to be written for the Maps service. It can be based on the spec.template.yaml file already present in the repository.
No. As the description says, you need to create spec.yaml which is to contain a Swagger specification of the endpoints and x-amples stanzas for each that contain request/response pairs which will allow for automatic monitoring in production. You can look at the specs of Citoid, Mathoid or MobileApps to get an idea.