Map

Theme section

Use the Map section to promote your brick-and-mortar retail stores. This section is designed specifically for your address information and store hours.

At the bottom of the map section's image, you can create a link to another page, perfect for linking to Google Maps with directions to your store.

Set up section

Add this section to any template (except Checkout) and use the drag-and-drop handles to re-order its position. You can add this section multiple times with different content and settings.

Editing a template changes all pages that use that template. To edit specific pages, you can create new templates or insert dynamic content using metafields.

STEPS

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Select a Template to edit from the dropdown menu in the top bar.

  2. Under Template, click (+) Add section and select Map.

  3. Change the order of your sections by using the drag and drop handles ⋮⋮

  4. Click on the title block to change the Heading text for the section.

  5. Click on the Store info block to add your address and opening hours.

Configure your map

To add a Google Map, you will need to set up a Google Maps API Key.

STEPS

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Map section to open the settings.

  2. (Optional.) Add an Image for the map section.

    This image will display as a fallback image if the map does not load.

  3. The next fields (Map address, Google Maps API key, and Custom map JSON) require some additional set up.

    To learn more, see: Get a Google Maps API key

  4. Return to the list of sections to find your new Map section.

    Use the drag handles to rearrange the order of your sections:

  5. Click Save in the top-right corner.

Get a Google Maps API key

Here's what you need to do to get a Google Maps API key:

STEPS
  1. Sign up for Google Maps Platform. (Link.)

  2. Select the Maps product.

  3. Create a project for your Shopify store.

  4. Enter your billing information.

    Unless you get more than 500,000 views per month, you will not be charged for map API requests. They will all be paid for with the recurring $200 credit Google gives its Cloud Platform users each month.

After this process, you are granted a Google Maps API key, which you can copy into Spark's map section Google Maps API Key field:

The API key should be a large jumbled string of characters, like this: AIzaSyCuv0hqbs8Itd_UvRQ0gAkwe5OxkYw_q08.

We recommend that you restrict your API key so it can only be used on requests to your store's URL (like https://your-store.com). You can restrict to multiple URLs if you also want to add your https://your-store.myshopify.com address for testing purposes.

The following video shows you how to do this from the Google Cloud Platform Google Maps dashboard here:

If you lost your API key, you can find it again (or regenerate it) from the Google Cloud Platform API Credentials page.

Custom map JSON

Using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), a form of JavaScript code used to send structured information and configuration, you can change the look and feel of your map.

Using the Google Maps Platform Styling Wizard website, you can choose different map themes or tweak map settings.

Check out the following video for more information:

Once you have copied the JSON to your clipboard, you can paste it into Spark's Custom map JSON setting.

Settings reference

Click on the section to find the following settings:


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