Configure Location on Google map with your API when building a form with 123FormBuilder

Showing is always easier than telling. If you need to communicate a specific address to your respondents, do it with the interactive Location on Google map field. People will appreciate that you’re making their experience smoother this way.

The Location on Google map field requires a 2 min setup before you can get it to work in our form builder.

Google Maps field

Get a Google Maps API key

To use the Map field, you first need to connect it to Google’s API. You can get your own API key from this link by pressing Get Started. You will be guided through a short process to create your own project inside the Google Map Platform in order to get a personal API key.

Important Note

Google’s Map service will require you to set up a billing account for the API usage. You can check their pricing system here .

If you don’t have a Billing account just yet, click on the Manage Billing Accounts button and then Create Account. Afterward, return to the setup from this link to set the billing account for your project.

Create API Key

Your API Key will be generated right away. You have the option to enable all the Google Maps APIs for your project or you can enable them individually from Maps APIs and Services

There are multiple versions of Google Maps API. To enjoy all the options provided by the Google Maps field, you need to enable the Places API, Maps JavaScript API, and Geocoding API. 

Restrict your API key

You need to restrict the access to your API key and authorize its access only to trusted requests. Follow the steps below on how to authorize 123FormBuilder.

  • Click the icon next to your API Key to open the Restrict and rename API key section.
  • Scroll down to the Applications restrictions and select HTTP referrers (web sites).
  • Click on Add An Item and at Referrer type in: https://**
Application restrictions

Connecting the API key to your form

After you have received the API key, it’s time to put it to use.

Go to the form you wish to add Google Maps in and add the field. After, go to its Edit Field panel and insert the API key, as you see in the picture.

Google Maps API Key

Related articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions. For more FAQs, please browse through the  FAQs page.

Is this service free?
Yes, we offer a free form builder service. Just sign up to the Basic plan and you are all set. This plan is forever free, but you are limited with a few features only, such as 5 forms per account, 100 submissions per month and you have to keep the backlink to 123FormBuilder on your forms. Check out our features matrix for more information.
How many forms can I create?
It depends on the service plan you are on. Higher service plans enable more features, including more web forms for your account. If you need more forms, go to the My Account section of your account and click the upgrade button. To create an unlimited number of forms, either upgrade to the Platinum service plan or higher. Consult our features matrix for more information.
How can I publish my forms?
You can publish your forms in many ways, by using their direct URL or HTML link, embedding them with a JavaScript code, Inline HTML or iFrame, using the Facebook app or the WordPress plugin, using popups, the Blogger code snippet and many more. Once you have created and customized your form, go to the Publish section to complete your work. Read more in our documentation.
How do I change my form design?
You can change the design of your form for more information. in the Themes section, which is located in your form settings. We offer a set of more than 30 predefined form themes for your forms, but you can also create your own from scratch. You can customize the submit button, the logo and more. To apply your own stylesheets, all forms come with a custom CSS editor.

Can't find what you're looking for?