Get Started

Get Started with Woosmap

  1. Before You Start
  2. Setup Your Account
  3. Create An Organization
  4. Create A Project And API Keys
  5. Next Steps

Woosmap is a Location Intelligence Platform, which helps developers and marketers to add a local approach to the customer journey. Our contributions are focused on the knowledge of the geographic profile of your website visitors and linking them to your point of sale. We’re here to help you become an expert in the local aspect of your customers, ready to get started?

In this article, you’ll learn how to start embedding Woosmap features in your website, and we’ll provide some helpful resources to use as you work.

Before You Start

Before we go any further, here are a few helpful things to know.

Setup Your Account

When you sign up for a Woosmap account, you’ll enter your login/password and an email address, and we’ll send you an activation email.

Sign Up Woosmap

When you receive the activation email, click the link to activate your account. The next time you log in to Woosmap Console, we’ll walk you through the rest of the setup steps described below.

Create An Organization

Once your account is activated, you’re invited to create an organization. An organization allows a group of users to collaborate together effectively, all while keeping your organization’s information private.

Woosmap Create an Organisation

The organization owner is able to invite other users. Being part of an organisation means that you can create a project and see detailed analytics usage.

Create A Project And API Keys

Projects are containers for your locations and associated analytics usage. The next step after creating your organization is to add a project to it.

On the console home page, click on the CREATE A NEW PROJECT button. You’re prompted to input the name and domains corresponding to the allowed referrers where you’ll embed Woosmap.

Woosmap Home Console

Each project has, at least, one associated pair of keys. These keys are used to manage your locations data programmatically, use REST and Javascript APIs, and display the dealer/store locator widget.

There are two kinds of keys:

Find more details on API Keys and securizing your projects in the dedicated section API Keys.

Public keys are used to implement Woosmap features on the client-side. They allow you to retrieve your location data and benefit from the read-only capabilities of Woosmap APIs. Private keys allow you to manage integrations on the server-side and perform creation of new and updates of existing locations.

The public key is automatically generated when you add a new project to your organization, while you need to create the private key manually.

Woosmap Create a Private Key

As we aggregate analytics usage per project, it is good form to create separate projects based on intended use, such as one for your staging environment and one for the production environment.

Next Steps

If you have followed all of the previous steps carefully, you should now be ready to prepare your own assets data before uploading them using our REST Data API.

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