How to set up your Google Maps API Key
Step 1 - Select Maps from the list of products.
Step 2: Click continue.
Step 3: Sign in OR register for a Google account. If you use Google Analytics, you will already have a Google account which you can use to sign in here.
Step 4: Select or create a new project - you can call this whatever you like, in our example we have called it Google Map API.
Step 5: Create a billing account. While you do need to put in billing details, you get $300 for free up front + then $200 dollars’ credit for usage per month.
Step 6: From the drop down menu in the top left select your project.
This will take you to the cloud platform dashboard:
Step 7: Go to the menu in the top left and select APIs & Services, then Library.
Step 8: Click the ‘Enable’ button.
Step 9: You can then go back to the APIs page and see your enabled APIs.
Step 10: Click Credentials from the menu in the center and choose Create Credentials.
Step 11: Choose API key. This will be the key you need to provide to us so we can link the CMS with your newly created Google Maps set-up.
This will set up everything you need to get going. From the ‘Quotas’ tab you will be able to see all the traffic through the maps to keep track of your usage stats.
Please send us your Google Maps API key in a support ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will complete the set-up for you.