Detailed guide for users of the standard Google Maps JavaScript API

Follow these steps to get an API key:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. Create or select a project.
  3. Click Continue to enable the API and any related services.
  4. On the Credentials page, get an API key.
    Note: If you have an existing unrestricted API key, or a key with browser restrictions, you may use that key.
  5. From the dialog displaying the API key, select Restrict key to set a browser restriction on the API key.
  6. In the Key restriction section, select HTTP referrers (web sites), then follow the on-screen instructions to set referrers.
  7. (Optional) Enable billing. See Usage Limits for more information.

For more information on using the Google Cloud Platform Console, see API Console Help.

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