If you have never used the Google Console to create a billing account or a project, click the following link and sign in with your Google account.
Get started with Google Maps Platform - https://console.cloud.google.com/
Please note – you should use the Google Account, that you want to use for your Google Console in the future.
Once signed in, please follow the below-given steps to set up the Google Maps Account
- Setup your Project
- Enable Google Map API’s
- Get an API key
- Create a Billing Account
- Provide Uengage, access to your Project and Billing Account
To, have a better understanding, we have explained these steps in detail. Read on.
Setup Your Project
Once signed in, in the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, click Create Project to begin creating a new Cloud project.
Please note – For Uengage to distinguish your project, please use the below format to name the Project.
Project - <Merchant Name>
Enable Google Map API’s
To use Google Maps Platform with Uengage, you must enable the following three (3) APIs and one (1) SDK which will be used in your ordering website. To enable these APIs, go to Google Cloud Platform and select APIs & Services. Click on Enable API and Services. Then, from the API Library, search and enable the following APIs
- Places API
- Geocoding API
- Geolocation API
- Maps SDK for Android
If the button says “Enable”, please click the button to enable the API or SDK. If the button says “Manage”, that means the API or SDK is already enabled and you don't need to do anything further.
Get an API key
Once APIs are enabled, go back to APIs & Services Menu and click on “Credentials”. On the Credential page, there will be a button of Create Credentials, click on that and you get an option of API Key. Once you click on the API key, the key will be generated. Please share the generated Key with Uengage SPOC.
Please note: Google Maps Platform offers a recurring $200 monthly credit for API usage. Once these 200$ are consumed, you will be charged for the usage of API.
Create A Billing Account
Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. To Enable Billing, Go to Google Cloud Platform and select Billing. Click on Enable billing for Project <Merchant Name> and then select Create billing account. Please make sure you select Google Maps Platform in the field - business the billing account will pay for and not “Google Cloud Platform. Uenage will not be able to Enable/Use the Maps API if Google Maps Platform isn’t selected in the field business the billing account will pay for. Fill in your card details and link the same to your project.
Please note - If you don’t receive the Google Maps Platform option then you can click on the below-mentioned link-
For Uengage to distinguish your project, please use the below format to name the Billing.
Billing- <Merchant Name >
Also, you must have USD transactions and foreign transactions enabled for your credit card. In case, your credit card doesn’t allow USD transactions and foreign transactions, you can request your bank to activate both services.
Provide Uengage, access to your Project and Billing Account
Please share the access to Uengage SPOC at "email@example.com".
For Project Permissions
Go to Google Cloud Platform and select IAM & Admin. Click IAM. Click on Add and enter "firstname.lastname@example.org" in the new member's column. Select role as Project and further as Owner and save it.
For Billing Permissions
Go to Google Cloud Platform and select Billing. Click Manage Billing Accounts. Verify the billing account details and add members for permission available on the right side of the billing. Enter "email@example.com" in the new member's column. Select role as Billing and further as Billing Account Administrator and save it.