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Configure Google Maps with your API

Showing is always easier than telling. If you need to communicate a specific address to your respondents, do it with the interactive Google Maps field. People will appreciate that you’re making their experience smoother this way.

The Google Maps field requires a 2 min setup before you can get it to work.
google maps field configuration

Get a Google Maps API key


To use the Map field, you first need to connect it to Google’s API. You can get your own API key from

this link by pressing on Get Started.

You will be guided through a short process to create your own project inside the Google Map Platform in order to get a personal API key. Note: Google’s Map service might require you to set up a billing account for the API usage. You can check their pricing system here.

There are multiple versions of Google Map API, please only use the Maps JavaScript API key to integrate with your 123FormBuilder account.

In order for the interactive Default Map option to work, make sure when you create your API key to check these three options:

  • Maps
  • Routes
  • Places

Google Maps API Key Integration

Restrict your API key


You need to restrict the access to your API key and authorize its access only to trusted requests. Follow the steps below on how to allow authorize 123FormBuilder.

Google Maps API Key Integration

  • Click the icon next to your API Key to open the Restrict and Rename API key section.
  • Scroll down to the Applications Restrictions and select HTTP referrers (web sites)
  • Click on Add An Item and at Referrer type in: https://*.123FormBuilder.com/*

Google Maps API Key Integration

Connecting the API key to your form


After you have received the API key, it’s time to put it to use.

Go to the form you wish to add Google Maps in, and add the field. After, go to its field settings and insert the API key below the Configuration tab, as you see in the picture.

Google Maps API Key Integration

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