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How to embed Google Maps API key?

    Google recently changed its policy regarding the free usage of Google Maps on external web pages. From now onwards some limitations apply when embedding Google Maps into external web pages and services.

    Click here for more information regarding Google new API policy and the latest pricing. 

    What does it mean for me?

    Most of our customers are not affected by the latest Google policy changes however, for some, it may happen that Google Maps content element or Google Maps widget in the backend does not work anymore.

    If that's the case all you need to do is to go to the Apps section of your account, click on the Configure button on Google tab and hit on the link on the next page if you still don't have the Google Maps API Key generated.

     

    You will be then taken to Google API page (you need to log in with your own Google credentials) and all you need to do there is to create a project first and then the API credentials. The screenshots below will walk you through the process. 

     

    Finally, copy the generated key, paste it inside Google Maps API Key form on your TrekkSoft account and hit on Save. Google Maps should be working again now. 

     

    Update Jan 2019

    When retrieving your Google Maps Api key Google asks you to include billing information. They also give free monthly credits that they say will allow the average user to still use maps for free. You can read more on how far monthly free credits will go from google.

    Below is a gif showing how to get your Google Maps Api key