Google Maps API Setup!

Objective: Setup google maps API for our service adjustment application!

It’s time for us to set up the Location panel of our service adjustment application we’ve been building. On this panel we have our case number at the top, we also want to display a map. We want it to be our geolocation services using Google Maps.

The way we are going to do this is, open google and search for “static map API google.”

The first result, or rather the result you are looking for is the developers.google.com.

this will open up to an overview of the maps static API along with an example. We want to navigate to the link “Get Started with Google Maps Platform”

From there we click the blue Get Started button at the top.

To verify you are a real person it’s going to ask for your credit card information. Nothing I’m going to be doing is going to charge you. We won't be making nearly enough calls for that. If you aren’t comfortable filling this out, you can still follow along and enjoy the rest of this content. It is still valuable on what we are going to be doing here.

One you select the get started button you will be taken need to fill out your own personal information.

Once done you will be taken to another overview page.

At the top of this page, click on secure credentials and you will be taken to a page that provides you with your API key.

Now Copy your key and save it to a document for use later. The rest of that overview page will track information about how you are using the maps API. This is all we needed to do. This is it for now, I’ll see you in the next tutorial!

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