Prerequisites

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MapsIndoors is built on top of Google Maps and on this page, you'll create a Google Maps API key with the relevant APIs enabled, retrieve a MapsIndoors API key and install the necessary dependencies to get started building your own app.

Get Your Google Maps API key

First, you need to setup at a new project in the Google Cloud Console (Please note: You are going to need a Google Billing Account for this step, so go ahead and create one if you haven't already). When the project is created, the following APIs and the specific SDK you plan to use must be enabled from the Maps API Library Page.

  • Google Maps Distance Matrix API
  • Google Maps Directions API
  • Google Places API Web Service
  • Maps SDK for Android/iOS - if you're developing an app for Android/iOS respectively OR Maps JavaScript API if you're developing a web application.

When the above 3 APIs and the relevant SDK are enabled, you can retrieve the API key from the Credentials page. On the Credentials page, click Create credentials > API key.

Get Your MapsIndoors API key

If you are not a customer yet, you can use this demo MapsIndoors API key d876ff0e60bb430b8fabb145 to follow this guide, or you can contact MapsPeople to get your building drawings processed and hosted by us to receive a unique API key. For the purpose of this guide, both methods will work.

Next up: Create a new project