Getting Started with the Google Maps Platform
Google Maps Platform is a set of APIs and SDKs that are managed from the Google Cloud Platform Console (also referred to as the Cloud Console). To get started with Google Maps Platform you need to:
- Create a billing account
- Create a project
- Enable one or more APIs or SDKs
- Get, add, and restrict an API key
Your options for completing these procedures depend on your prior usage of the Cloud Console.
A new user is a customer who has never used the Cloud Console to create a billing account or a project. If you are a new user, you can get started with Google Maps Platform using the Quickstart (a guided experience) or by following the instructions in the Get Started Procedures.
A current user is a customer who has used the Cloud Console to create a billing account and/or a project. If you are a current user, use the Get Started Procedures. (If you try to use the Quickstart, you will be re-directed to the Cloud Console.)
Note: For new users only.
To get started, click the Get Started button below. You will be guided to (1) pick one or more products, (2) select or create a project, (3) set up a billing account, and enable the APIs associated with the products you picked.
At the end of the process, an API key will be created for you. To add and restrict your API key see Get, Add, and Restrict an API key.