What is Google Maps API
Google Maps API is a web mapping application programming interface (API) that allows developers to integrate the Google Maps platform into their websites and applications. It enables developers to create custom maps, add markers and overlays, and access directions and other geographical data. The API can be used to add custom map visuals, directions, and other interactive elements to web pages and applications. It also provides a platform for developers to create their own applications using Google Maps data. The API provides access to a large database of geographic data, including street maps, satellite imagery, terrain, and more. Additionally, the API can be used to embed Google Street View into web pages and applications.
How to enable Google Maps API and integrate it?
1. Create a Google Cloud Platform account.
2. Once logged in, click the “Enable APIs and Services” button.
4. Create a new project or select an existing one.
5. Select “Credentials” from the left-hand menu.
6. Click “Create credentials” and select “API key”.
7. Copy the API key and save it for use in your application.
8. Add the API key to the application by entering the following line of code: <script src=”https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY”></script>
9. Integrate the Google Maps API into your application. 10. Test your application to ensure that it is working correctly.