Google Maps Key

This project uses Google Maps. Each instance of Google Maps requires an API key to make it functional. This is quick guide to setting up your own key.

Getting the API Key

  1. Go to Google API Console

  2. If it’s the first time, click ‘Next’ on a bunch of pop-ups or just click somewhere where the pop-ups aren’t

  3. Create Credentials


    • Select a project: Create a project
    • Project name: Anything you want
    • Yes/No for email
    • Yes to agree to ToS
    • Click create.
  4. Get your API Key

    • Click on Credentials again
    • Click Create -> API
    • Choose ‘Browser Key’
    • Click ‘Create’ and then copy the API Key somewhere API Browser Key API Browser Key
  5. Enable two Google Maps APIs

    • Google Maps Javascript API - Enables Displaying of Map
      • Click on ‘Library’
      • Click on Google Maps Javascript API
      • Click ‘ENABLE’
    • Google Places API Web Service - Enables Location Searching
      • Click on ‘Library’
      • Type ‘Places’ into the search box ‘ Search all 100+ APIs’
      • Choose Google Places API Web Service
      • Click ‘ENABLE’

Using the API Key

The google maps api key may either be installed in config/config.ini file, or you can provide it as a command line parameter like -k 'your key here'