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Below is a step by step guide on how to get your Google Maps API key

 

Refer to the following blog about the Google Maps API that changed and how it affects your DataTill: https://www.datatill.com/google-maps-api-has-been-changed/

 

 

Webinar:  Google Maps API configuration

 

We have compiled a step by step guide for those of you that need to get your Google Maps API key for the first time.

Step 1: Go to cloud.google.com/maps-platform and click on “Get Started”

 

Follow this link: cloud.google.com/maps-platform

Then click on “Get started

 

 

Step 2: Pick your Google Maps Product(s) and click “Continue

 

 

Choose which products you would like to use with your API key.

DataTill only uses Maps and Places and does not use the Routes product.

Maps is compulsory to use with DataTill.

Places is an optional product and can be switched off on your DataTill setup.

Alternatively, you can only choose “Maps“,

You can have a separate Google Maps Platform account for Places if you would like to use “Places

What do Google Places add to your DataTill? See blog: Google Places Autocomplete On Address Searches

 

Step 3: Enter any project name and click next

 

create project datatill maps

 

Step 4: Click on “Create Billing Account”

 

enable billing datatill maps

 

Step 5: Click on “Agree and continue” on the “Try Cloud Platform for free” screen

 

try cloud platform for free

 

Choose your country, set the checkbox to “Yes” for their terms and conditions and click on “Agree and Continue

 

Step 6: Fill in the form with required data and click on “Start my free trial”  start my free trial google maps

 

 

Step 7: Click Next on the popup to enable your APIs

 

enable APIS

 

Step 8: Copy your API key

 

 

This is where you can copy your Google Maps API key that you can paste in your DataTill’s system settings.

 

Step 9: Paste your API key to DataTill

 

On your DataTill, go to “Setup” –> “System Settings“, “System” and paste your new “API key(s)“.  Remember to click on the “Update” button after making any changes. 

 

Note:

You may use the same API key for both Google Maps and Google Places (If the key supports both products), or use different keys if you would like to split the costs. Note that you only need to add the Google Maps API key and do not have to activate Google Places.

 

See the following blog on where in the system Google Maps API key is used: Google Maps API has been changed

 

What do Google Places add to your DataTill? See blog: Google Places Autocomplete On Address Searches

 

Entering a valid API key in the Google Maps  API key field on DataTill:

 

When entering a valid API key, you will see a sample map generate.

 

google maps key success

 

Entering an invalid API key in the Google Maps  API key field on DataTill:

 

invalid api key