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Google Maps API Key

What is a Google Maps API Key?

A Google Maps API key is a unique code that allows you to use Google Maps on your website. It is provided by Google and allows you to make a certain number of queries to the Google Maps service for free. If you exceed this free quota, your Google account will be charged for the additional usage.

How to generate Google Maps API Key:

  1. Go to https://console.developers.google.com/
  2. Create a new project
  3. Select your new project (if it isn't selected automatically)
  4. Go to Credentials > Create Credentials > API Key
  5. Copy the API key that was created
  6. Go to UNA Studio > Settings > General
  7. Paste the API key into the "Google Maps API Key" field
  8. Go to the Library

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Then enable the following APIs:

  • Google Maps JavaScript API
  • Google Maps Geocoding API
  • Google Static Maps API
  • Google Places API Web Service

Note: You may need to add a billing account to your project in order to use the Google Maps API.

To set up a billing account for the Google Maps API:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. Select your project.
  3. Click the hamburger menu in the top left corner.
  4. Select Billing.
  5. Click Add billing account.
  6. Follow the prompts to create a new billing account or link an existing one to your project.

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Example of a correctly configured Google Maps API

When the Google Maps API is activated, the location fields on your site will provide real-time suggestions for addresses as you type them.

Google Maps Api