How to enable the Google maps functionality on your website.
Your Webdadi website uses Google maps on various pages including the property details pages and the office pages. In fact, anywhere on your site where you can see a map will be using Google's functionality. You may also be using additional Google features, such as Google Streetview
From your Google account, you will be required to generate a Google Maps API key through your Google Cloud Platform Console (cloud.google.com).
Once you have created a new maps project within the Google console, you can begin to assign API's to this. We will need you to enable the following five map API's:
Geocoding API - Used to find locations and pin property addresses in your VIA software.
Maps Static API - Used in instances where website maps are static and can't be interacted with.
Places API - Used to find properties locations within our valuation tool.
Street View Static API - Required for using Google Street view functionality on property details pages.
You should send these APIs to your Project Manager during your website build.
If you need to change your Google APIs or check they are correct:
Login to VIA
Go to Settings > Configuration > Third Party > Google > Maps
Enter the relevant API keys into the API Key and Static API Key fields
Please Note: Only the Super User user rights have access to this section of VIA. You won't be able to make these changes if you don't have this level of access assigned to your account. You should speak to the Super User(s) on your account if you have any questions or queries about your user account access.
You should also ensure that you have restricted your Google Maps API Keys. Please view this article Restricting your Google Maps API key for instructions on how to do this.
My maps still aren't working?
If the maps aren't working on your website, please double check that the billing information has been added correctly to your Google account as the API project wonâ€™t work without this being authorised. Go to the navigational menu in the top left hand corner of the Google console and open the navigation menu and select Billing. Select Manage Billing Account and you should see in this section the card details attached to the account. If there is no card attached, then you will need to click on the blue Add billing account button and fill out the requested details.
Please also ensure that you have restricted your Google Maps API Key as per the following instructions Restricting your Google Maps API key
If you are struggling to generate the API key or you have given us the API key and this is still not working, then please let us know firstly and we will try to help you fix this within your Google console.
Please be aware though that the maps are a Google product and may need Google's dedicated Maps API helpdesk to look into any technical issue that you are having. Below is a link to Google Maps Platform Support and Resources page.
If you need to contact Google's support team:
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