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Configure Google Maps with your API

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

The Google Maps field requires a 2 min set up before you can get it to work.

google maps field configuration

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. Once you are done, return to the setup from this link to set the billing account for your project.

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 Servicesgoogle maps api

There are multiple versions of Google Map 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 123 Form Builder.

Google Maps API Key Integration

  • 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://*.123formbuilder.com/*

Google Maps API Key Integration

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 field settings and insert the API key, as you see in the picture.

Google Maps API Key Integration

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