FAQs in this section
What are the benefits of using Maps?
How does the Maps feature in Vtiger work?
What is Geofencing?
Which are the two location services providers for the Maps feature?
Are there any limits to using the geocoding values in Maps?
How can I change my location service provider form OpenStreetMaps to Google Maps?
How can I reach my contact's place using the Maps feature in my Mobile App?
I am unable to reach my customer's place in Maps. Why is that?
Is it mandatory to use Google Maps?
Can I see a report on how much I have used the Maps feature?
How can I see the geocoding report?
What will happen if I switch between different service producers used in the Maps feature?

How can get a Google Maps API key?

Follow these steps to get the API key:

Step 1: Logging into Google API

  1. Click here to go to the Google APIs dashboard.
  2. Sign in using your Google account.
  3. Agree to all the terms and conditions.

You are logged in to your Google Cloud Platform.

To enable Google APIs, you must select an existing project or create a new project.

Step 2: Creating a Project

  1. Click the Create Project button on the dashboard.
  2. Enter the Project name, Organization name, and location of the organization.
  3. Click the Create button.

A new project is created.

Step 3: Enabling Google APIs

  1. Click the Navigation Menu icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select the APIs & Services option.
  3. Click the +ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES button on the dashboard.
  4. Search for Geocoding API.
  5. Click Geocoding API.
  6. Click the ENABLE button.
  7. Follow the steps 10, 11, and 12 to enable the other two APIs - Maps JavaScript API and Places API.

Step 4: Creating the Credentials

  1. Click the Navigation Menu icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select the APIs & Services option.
  3. Click Credentials in the left menu.
  4. Click the +CREATE CREDENTIALS button. You need credentials to use the API.
  5. Click the API key option.
  6. A pop up saying ‘API key created’ will be displayed.
  7. Click the Copy icon beside the API key and copy it.
  8. Click CLOSE.
    •  Click RESTRICT KEY to prevent unauthorized use on your key.

You must enter the API Key details in Vtiger CRM’s Maps settings to finish the configuration.

To know more about Maps, click here.
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