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How to create a Google Map API Key

Google Maps JavaScript API

This is used to display the Map inside your locator. Each time the page loads on which your locator is hosted, you consume 1 map load. Each 24 hours, you can load the map 25,000 times free of charge. Any usage in excess of 25,000 map loads costs $0.50 per 1000 additional requests up to a maximum of 100,000 per 24 hours.

Google Maps Directions API

The Google Maps Directions API is used when a visitor using your store locator hits the ‘Directions’ button to get directions to one of your locations. You can have up to 2,500 free directions requests per day and the cost for additional requests is $0.50 USD per 1000 additional requests, up to 100,000 daily.

Enable APIs and Services

  1. Go to Google Cloud Platform.
  2. Find the APIs & Services link and click on the Dashboard.
  3. Click on the “Enable APIs & Services” link.
  4. Select the Maps Javascript API.
  5. Enable the Maps Javascript API.

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