Getting Lat/Lng from a Click Event

This example listens for the click event, gets the latitude and longitude coordinates of the click from google.maps.MapMouseEvent.latLng, and displays those coordinates in an info window.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

function initMap() {
  const myLatlng = { lat: -25.363, lng: 131.044 };

  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map")!, {
    zoom: 4,
    center: myLatlng,
  });

  // Create the initial InfoWindow.
  let infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
    content: "Click the map to get Lat/Lng!",
    position: myLatlng,
  });

  infoWindow.open(map);

  // Configure the click listener.
  map.addListener("click", (mapsMouseEvent) => {
    // Close the current InfoWindow.
    infoWindow.close();

    // Create a new InfoWindow.
    infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
      position: mapsMouseEvent.latLng,
    });
    infoWindow.setContent(
      JSON.stringify(mapsMouseEvent.latLng.toJSON(), null, 2)
    );
    infoWindow.open(map);
  });
}

declare global {
  interface Window {
    initMap: () => void;
  }
}
window.initMap = initMap;

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const myLatlng = { lat: -25.363, lng: 131.044 };
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: myLatlng,
  });
  // Create the initial InfoWindow.
  let infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
    content: "Click the map to get Lat/Lng!",
    position: myLatlng,
  });

  infoWindow.open(map);
  // Configure the click listener.
  map.addListener("click", (mapsMouseEvent) => {
    // Close the current InfoWindow.
    infoWindow.close();
    // Create a new InfoWindow.
    infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
      position: mapsMouseEvent.latLng,
    });
    infoWindow.setContent(
      JSON.stringify(mapsMouseEvent.latLng.toJSON(), null, 2)
    );
    infoWindow.open(map);
  });
}

window.initMap = initMap;

CSS

/* 
 * Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div element
 * that contains the map. 
 */
#map {
  height: 100%;
}

/* 
 * Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. 
 */
html,
body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

HTML

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Event Click LatLng</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script type="module" src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- 
     The `defer` attribute causes the callback to execute after the full HTML
     document has been parsed. For non-blocking uses, avoiding race conditions,
     and consistent behavior across browsers, consider loading using Promises
     with https://www.npmjs.com/package/@googlemaps/js-api-loader.
    -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initMap&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

Try Sample

Clone Sample

Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.

  git clone -b sample-event-click-latlng https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
  cd js-samples
  npm i
  npm start

Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with sample-SAMPLE_NAME.

  git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME
  npm i
  npm start