Google Maps

Add Google plugin

To add the Google plugin, go to Plugins > Extensions > Google:

Google extension plugin

That's it. No configuration required at plugin level.

Once you have added the Google extension, you will be able to access Google Maps and Google reCAPTCHA elements.

Add Maps element

You will find the Maps element in Add > Google:

Google maps element in the add menu

You can drag-and-drop this element in the Canvas or in the Navigator:

Google maps element in the canvas

How the map element works

Before you can display locations on the map, you'll need to provide the following data:

  • A Google API key
  • Name of the location
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

With that in mind, there are two-prerequisites to use the map element in WeWeb:

  1. you are able to generate a Google API Key
  2. you have added a Collection with a list of locations in WeWeb

Google configuration

Create a Google API Key

The first thing the map element needs is a Google API Key that is enabled for the Maps Javascript API:

Google maps API key

To get this API key, you will need to:

  • Log into to the Google Cloud Platform
  • Create a developer project
  • Enable the Maps Javascript API as shown above
  • Create an API key in the Credentials menu as show below
  • Add* as an HTTP referrer
  • Restrict the API key to the Maps Javascript API
  • Enable the free trial in Google

Getting Google maps API key

If you get stuck here, please consult the Google developer documentationopen in new window.


You will notice our API key is visible in our screen recordings. Rest assured that we have deactivated these keys after recording. An API key should always be kept secret. Do not share your API keys with anyone.

HTTP referrer

For the Google Maps element to work properly inside the WeWeb editor and when your app is published, you need to tell Google what HTTP referrers you authorized:

  •* to authorize the WeWeb editor,
  •* if you've published your WeWeb without a custom domain, and
  •* if you've published your WeWeb project on a custom domain.

Map settings

In the specific settings of the map element, you will be able to:

  • paste the Google API key,
  • bind your list of locations in the Markers field,
  • map the column names of your location collection, and
  • toggle settings on and off (e.g. zoom control, street view control)

Map settings in WeWeb


The Markers field expects a list of locations in an array.

You can bind it to collection data, an Array variable, or use the createArray formula to define your list of locations.

Display data on the map

There are three steps to display data based on the marker that is selected by a user.

1- Create a variable of Object type

Object variable for maps element

2- Update the variable based on the marker clicked by the user

Create a workflow to update the selectedMarker variable you created in step 1.

This workflow should be:

  • executed on the Map element in your navigator
  • triggered on marker click,
  • to update change variable value of the selectedMarker variable you created in step 1

Update marker workflow

3- Add a Text element on the page

It could be anywhere on the page and styled any way you want.

The point is that you will bind this element to information from the selectedMarker variable which will change every time a user clicks on a different marker in the map.

In the example below, we bound the text element to the Name field of the selectedMarker variable:

Display marker on the page


If you run into any issues, the most likely explanation is that something is not configured properly on the Google side of things.

Double check that:

  • in WeWeb you added the API key for the correct Google project,
  • in Google, you added the relevant HTTP referrers for the WeWeb editor and published project,
  • enabled the API key for the Maps Javascript API, and
  • enabled the free trial in Google.

If this is still not working for you, don't hesitate to reach out in the WeWeb Communityopen in new window where we'll do our best to help.

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Contributors: Joyce Kettering