How to create a Google Maps Javascript API key

In this post, we will go thru with you on how to create your Google Maps API keys.

Firstly, go to https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript

Click on “Get Started”

Then click on  on the upper right.

Select the 3 options: Maps, Routes and Places.

Then select “Create a new project”:

Name your project and click on next.

Create a billing account if you don’t have one (this is mandatory):

The account is automatically restreint to the free trial 300$ limit:

Once you have filled the billing form, hit the “start my free trial button”, enable your api key:

Copy your API key and go to the API console to set the restrictions:

Go to the API restrictions tab:

Select the following APIs: Directions API, Geocoding API, Maps JavaScript API, Geolocation API and Places API.

Save and you’re all set!

Now you just have to copy and paste your API key in your editor in Settings > APIs: 

(this one is used by the app):