You're all set!

To start developing, please head over to our developer documentation.

Activate the Google Maps JavaScript API

To get you started we'll guide you through the Google Developers Console to do a few things first:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Activate the Google Maps JavaScript API and related services
  3. Create appropriate keys

Experimental base map


A new base map is now available in the experimental release (3.32). It updates the default base map with a new look and feel, new markers, and more.


  • Updated base map styling and colors.
  • New markers and pins.


The image below shows the current base map on the left side, and the experimental base map on the right.

map comparison

How to opt-out

To opt-out of the experimental base map, use the release version (3.31) of the Google Maps JavaScript API. To do this, update the script tag that loads the API, to use version 3.31:


Your script tag should now look similar to the following example:

<script src=">

Read more about versioning.

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