Google recently began enforcing the use of API keys on their map services. If your organisation uses Google Maps and you don't have API keys set up, you may be finding that your maps aren't displaying as they should, or that they're returning error messages. 

In addition, Google now requires payments to be set up for services including static maps, embedded API maps (the interactive maps), geocoding and geolocation. You can find full details of the affected services here.

If you use any of these services, you will need to a) enable billing on your Google account, and b) apply for API keys, if your keys are not already set up.

To set up API keys, all you need to do is log in to the Google account associated with your organisation, and go to this link to set up payment for the Google products you use. From there, go to this link to request API keys from Google.

As ever, Circle are here to help, and if you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact us via the usual support channel.