How to get a Google Maps API key

By Chris Tattum / March 12, 2018

Since 2016, Google have made it mandatory to use an API key on websites displaying Google Maps. Here’s how you can get yours.

Step 1: Sign into your Google account

You’ll need to be signed into a Google or Gmail account before you can do this. If you don’t already have a Google or Gmail account, you can create one on the following page:-

Step 2: Get your Google Maps API Key

Once you’re logged into your Google account, you’re now ready to get your Google Maps API Key.

First, go to the following page:-

Then click the blue “Get a Key” button as shown in the screenshot below:-

Select the Create a new project option from the menu, give it a name e.g. “Website API Key”, then press NEXT.

After a few seconds, your API Key will be displayed as shown below. This may take a few minutes.

Copy and paste the key somewhere safe, then press DONE.

You can then add your API key to your website configuration, which your web developer can help with.

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