From this tutorial, you’ll learn what is an API key, for what reason there is a necessity to get it and how to create your own Google Maps API key in order to have an opportunity to add Google Maps to your website. Find this outstanding feature within JetElements!
What are the API keys?
API keys are the credentials that identify the project to which the application is making a call.
Google Maps API key is used to access Google Maps. Some applications or plugins using Google Maps require an individual token.
So if you need to use Google Maps on your site, you should go to the Google API Console and get your own key to embed a Google map.
Creating Google Map API key
Step 1 — Go to Google Maps Platform and click the Get Started button.
Step 2 — Tick Maps and click the Continue button.
Step 3 — Enter your project’s name and click Next.
Step 4 — Then you will be redirected to the billing page, but you can click the Cancel button in the popup window in order to create an API key for free.
Step 5 — Now let’s open the Google Cloud console by clicking the Console button at the top of the page.
Step 6 – In the first step choose your country and tick the checkbox in the Terms of Service section. Then, press the Continue button.
Step 7 – In the second step select your account type “Business” and fill in the fields with your data.
Step 8 – After you passed all the billing formalities let’s label required services for the Advanced Map widget to work properly. Click the Google APIs section and go to Library.
Step 9 – In the Maps section click the View All option.
Step 10 – Open the Geocoding API block and click the Enable button.
Step 12 – Go to the Credentials and click the Credentials in APIs & Services.
Step 13 – Press the Create credentials button and pick the API key option from the dropdown list.