H2R Graphics


The Map graphic is H2R Graphics is perfect for seeing where your live stream audience is watching from.

In combination with the Social graphic, the Map graphic displays a location pin based on a location mentioned in a live stream comment.

Map with a pin added
Map with a pin added

How it works

The Map graphic can be added just like any other graphic.

Additionally, add a Social graphic to your rundown which will be used for showing messages and extracting pin information.

Getting a Maps JavaScript API key

Sign in

Use your Google account to sign in to console.developers.google.com

Create a project in the Google developer console

Once signed in, use the ‘Select a Project’ modal to create a new project, name it whatever you want.

APIs and services

Once created, you will be directed to the ‘APIs and services’ page. From here you can choose ‘+ Enable APIs and services’.

Adding the Maps JavaScript API

Use the search box to add these two APIs:

  • Maps JavaScript API
  • Places API

Search the API by name and then use the “Enable” button to add them.


Once the API is enabled, there will be a ‘Credentials’ tab on the left, click on that. On the credentials page there will be a ‘+ Create credentials’ option at the top, click that, then choose ‘API Key’.

Your API key

If everything went well, you will get a modal pop up with your API key for use in H2R Graphics. Copy/paste it into the software settings.

Showing comments

Click on any Social graphic that includes a location and bring it on air.

If the app is able to, it will extract the location information within the text of the comment and add a pin to the Map graphic.

This works well for phrases like…

  • Hello from Paris, France.
  • John here, watching from the USA.
  • Hello from Melbourne, Australia!
Final result
Final result

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