Create Google Maps API Key

You must have a Google account to generate a key for Google Maps Javascript API.

Google Maps requires a special browser key to display Google Maps on your website.

1. Log In to the Google API Manager Console
Use your Google account username and password, and log in here:


  • First Time Using the Google API Manager?
    If this is your first time creating an API key, you will have to create a Project first.


  • Click on the Create project button.


  • Give your Project a name on the next window. Click the CREATE button at the bottom-left of the window.

2. Create Enable API And Services

  • Click on the Enable API and Services button on the API Manager menu.


  • Search for and enable the Maps Javascript API, Maps Embed API, and the Geocoding API.



3. Generate API Key

  • Click on APIs & Services on the left hand menu and choose Credentials.
  • choose API Key.


4. Add Restrictions to the API Key

  • Select the name of the existing API key. The restrictions section will appear at the bottom of the page.
  • Choose the HTTP referrers option. 

  • Add your site's URL in the field below and press "Save.
  • Copy the generated API key to your clipboard.


  • Return to your Finalsite site and paste the API Key here: Modules & Settings > Site Administration > Site Information > Google Maps.



  • You will want to include a starting address for your school or district so that Google Maps can display an address. The address on the maps 
  • Click the Save Site Info button.
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