Creating a Google Maps API Key

Learn how to generate a Google Maps API key to use for address proximity calculation in WooCommerce Warehouuses

Written by the MyWorks Team

Updated at June 27th, 2023

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During the setup of WooCommerce Warehouses, you'll be required to enter a Google Maps API key - which is used for address proximity calculation - both for order routing and automatic inventory geolocation display. The Google API Services that we require enabled are below:

  • Geocoding API
  • Maps Javascript API
  • Distance Matrix API
  • Geolocation API
  • Maps Embed API
  • Places API

Getting Started

Click this link to automatically create your Google API Project with the necessary API services above.

Or, follow the steps below to create your Google Cloud Console project manually.

  1. Visit this Google Developer Doc and click the Get Started button.
  2. Choose the Maps product and click Continue.
  3. Select or create a "Project."
  4. Choose or create a "Billing Account". The first $200 of monthly requests are free, and there's a very low chance your site will send more than that amount of requests.
  5. Click "Next" to enable the Google Maps platform.
  6. Copy the provided API key into our Settings area.