Listening to DOM Events

This example listens for DOM events. It displays an alert when the DIV containing the map is clicked.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

function initMap(): void {
  const mapDiv = document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement;
  const map = new google.maps.Map(mapDiv, {
    zoom: 8,
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644),
  });

  // We add a DOM event here to show an alert if the DIV containing the
  // map is clicked.
  google.maps.event.addDomListener(mapDiv, "click", () => {
    window.alert("Map was clicked!");
  });
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const mapDiv = document.getElementById("map");
  const map = new google.maps.Map(mapDiv, {
    zoom: 8,
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644),
  });

  // We add a DOM event here to show an alert if the DIV containing the
  // map is clicked.
  google.maps.event.addDomListener(mapDiv, "click", () => {
    window.alert("Map was clicked!");
  });
}

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

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Listening to DOM Events</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
function initMap() { const mapDiv = document.getElementById("map"); const map = new google.maps.Map(mapDiv, { zoom: 8, center: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644), }); // We add a DOM event here to show an alert if the DIV containing the // map is clicked. google.maps.event.addDomListener(mapDiv, "click", () => { window.alert("Map was clicked!"); }); }
/* 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; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Listening to DOM Events</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. --> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initMap&v=weekly&channel=2" async ></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-domListener git@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