Maps JavaScript API

This page is only for customers with a previous Maps APIs for Work or Maps API for Business license. This page is not applicable to customers with the new Google Maps APIs Premium Plan, which became available in January 2016.

Introduction

Welcome to the Google Maps APIs for Work!

You will have received a welcome letter from Google upon purchasing your Google Maps APIs for Work license. That letter contains your client ID and your private cryptographic key. These are important pieces of information and should be stored safely.

Along with the Maps JavaScript API, your Google Maps APIs for Work license also grants access to the Google Maps Platform web services and image APIs. Please refer to these sections for more information.

Benefits

Your Google Maps APIs for Work license provides the following benefits:

Authentication by client ID

You must include your client ID in all API requests. Your client ID identifies you as a Google Maps APIs for Work customer and enables support and purchased quota for your application. Requests made without a client ID are not eligible for Google Maps APIs for Work benefits.

If you're switching from the free API services to a Google Maps APIs for Work implementation, you must remove the key parameter from your requests.

For more information about using your client ID with the Maps JavaScript API, see the developer's guide to using a client ID.

If you have lost your client ID or cryptographic key, you can recover them by logging in to the Google Cloud Support Portal and clicking Maps: Manage Client ID from the links on the left of the page.

Registering authorized URLs

Requests using your client ID will only succeed when coming from URLs that have been registered. Please read the guide to registering authorized URLs.

Documentation

The main source of information about the Maps JavaScript API is the general developer and reference documentation:

Maps JavaScript API: Developer's guide and API reference

Getting help

Google Maps APIs for Work customers have access to telephone and email support, as well as to the Google Cloud Support Portal. Contact information is available on the Support and resources page.