FAQs Excel Distance Calculator

The most common questions about the Excel Distance Calculator are answered here. If your question is not answered here or you have a question about another subject, please contact our customer service via email.

  1. Create a billing account at Google Cloud Platform
  2. Create a new project within your account
  3. Add en enable the Directions API to your API’s list

After the one-off cost of purchasing the application, there are no further costs.
However, monthly use of the Directions API is limited to $200 or 40,000 distance calculations. This usage is more than enough for an average user.

Watch the next video to set up a billing account at Google Cloud Platform:

To use the Excel Distance Calculator you need a Google Maps API key code. The API key is a unique identifier that is used to authenticate requests associated with your project for usage and billing purposes. To get a active key code you first need to create a project and billing account at Google Cloud Platform.

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Console.
  2. Click the project drop-down and select or create the project for which you want to add an API key.
  3. Click the menu button  and select Google Maps Platform > Credentials.
  4. On the Credentials page, click + Create Credentials > API key.
    The API key created dialog displays the newly created API key.
  5. Click Close.
    The new API key is listed on the Credentials page under API Keys.

Finally in order to have your Excel Distance Calculator work correctly you have to add and enable the Directions API to your list of APIs.
Please follow the next steps:

  1. Login at Google Cloud Platform and click at the icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Select API & Services and go to Dashboard
  3. Click on + ENABLE API’S AND SERVICES
  4. Search in the API Library for Directions API
  5. Click and ENABLE/MANAGE the Directions API
  6. The Directions API is added to your API’s list.
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