Generate a Google Maps API key to use with GpsGate

If you want to use Google Maps with GpsGate, you need a valid Google API Key. Follow these steps to successfully apply this key into GpsGate server.

Generating the Google API key

1. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com

2. Click on Get Started

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3. Select Maps and click on Continue

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4. Set a project name and click on Continue

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5. Select Create Billing Account

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6. Select your region and click on the Agreement before continuing.

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7. Set up the payment method and click on Continue.

8. Once the payment setup has been accepted, you'll end up on this screen.

Click on Next.

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9. At the end of the process, your new API key will be displayed. Copy/Save this API key for the next step.

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10. Go to your GpsGate server Site Admin > Maps > Google

11. Paste your new key into the Maps JavaScript API Key section and on Maps Geocoding section.

Note: to add geocoding services, see the Enable Geocoding option below.

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12. Click on Save.

13. Enable Google Maps into your applications as described in this guide.

Enable Geocoding

To enable Geocoding with google, follow these steps:

1. In the Google Console Dashboard (left menu), find the option Geocoding API.

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2. Enable it.

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Now geocoding is also enabled for this key. You can use the same key you've used for your maps if you've enabled Geocoding API for the same project.

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It is always a good idea to use the Test Key option to check everything is working fine

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