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POI Click Events

This example demonstrates the use of click event listeners on POIs (points of interest). It listens for the click event on a POI icon and then uses the placeId from the event data with a directionsService.route request to calculate and display a route to the clicked place. It also uses the placeId to get more details of the place.

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JavaScript

function initMap() {
  var origin = { lat: -33.871, lng: 151.197 };

  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 18,
    center: origin
  });
  var clickHandler = new ClickEventHandler(map, origin);
}

/**
 * @constructor
 */
var ClickEventHandler = function(map, origin) {
  this.origin = origin;
  this.map = map;
  this.directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
  this.directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer();
  this.directionsRenderer.setMap(map);
  this.placesService = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);
  this.infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  this.infowindowContent = document.getElementById("infowindow-content");
  this.infowindow.setContent(this.infowindowContent);

  // Listen for clicks on the map.
  this.map.addListener("click", this.handleClick.bind(this));
};

ClickEventHandler.prototype.handleClick = function(event) {
  console.log("You clicked on: " + event.latLng);
  // If the event has a placeId, use it.
  if (event.placeId) {
    console.log("You clicked on place:" + event.placeId);

    // Calling e.stop() on the event prevents the default info window from
    // showing.
    // If you call stop here when there is no placeId you will prevent some
    // other map click event handlers from receiving the event.
    event.stop();
    this.calculateAndDisplayRoute(event.placeId);
    this.getPlaceInformation(event.placeId);
  }
};

ClickEventHandler.prototype.calculateAndDisplayRoute = function(placeId) {
  var me = this;
  this.directionsService.route(
    {
      origin: this.origin,
      destination: { placeId: placeId },
      travelMode: "WALKING"
    },
    function(response, status) {
      if (status === "OK") {
        me.directionsRenderer.setDirections(response);
      } else {
        window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status);
      }
    }
  );
};

ClickEventHandler.prototype.getPlaceInformation = function(placeId) {
  var me = this;
  this.placesService.getDetails({ placeId: placeId }, function(place, status) {
    if (status === "OK") {
      me.infowindow.close();
      me.infowindow.setPosition(place.geometry.location);
      me.infowindowContent.children["place-icon"].src = place.icon;
      me.infowindowContent.children["place-name"].textContent = place.name;
      me.infowindowContent.children["place-id"].textContent = place.place_id;
      me.infowindowContent.children["place-address"].textContent =
        place.formatted_address;
      me.infowindow.open(me.map);
    }
  });
};

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;
}

.title {
  font-weight: bold;
}

#infowindow-content {
  display: none;
}

#map #infowindow-content {
  display: inline;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>POI Click Events</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./app.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <div id="infowindow-content">
      <img id="place-icon" src="" height="16" width="16" />
      <span id="place-name" class="title"></span><br />
      Place ID <span id="place-id"></span><br />
      <span id="place-address"></span>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>POI Click Events</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <style type="text/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;
      }

      .title {
        font-weight: bold;
      }

      #infowindow-content {
        display: none;
      }

      #map #infowindow-content {
        display: inline;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      (function(exports) {
        "use strict";

        function initMap() {
          var origin = {
            lat: -33.871,
            lng: 151.197
          };
          var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
            zoom: 18,
            center: origin
          });
          var clickHandler = new ClickEventHandler(map, origin);
        }
        /**
         * @constructor
         */

        var ClickEventHandler = function(map, origin) {
          this.origin = origin;
          this.map = map;
          this.directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
          this.directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer();
          this.directionsRenderer.setMap(map);
          this.placesService = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);
          this.infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
          this.infowindowContent = document.getElementById(
            "infowindow-content"
          );
          this.infowindow.setContent(this.infowindowContent); // Listen for clicks on the map.

          this.map.addListener("click", this.handleClick.bind(this));
        };

        ClickEventHandler.prototype.handleClick = function(event) {
          console.log("You clicked on: " + event.latLng); // If the event has a placeId, use it.

          if (event.placeId) {
            console.log("You clicked on place:" + event.placeId); // Calling e.stop() on the event prevents the default info window from
            // showing.
            // If you call stop here when there is no placeId you will prevent some
            // other map click event handlers from receiving the event.

            event.stop();
            this.calculateAndDisplayRoute(event.placeId);
            this.getPlaceInformation(event.placeId);
          }
        };

        ClickEventHandler.prototype.calculateAndDisplayRoute = function(
          placeId
        ) {
          var me = this;
          this.directionsService.route(
            {
              origin: this.origin,
              destination: {
                placeId: placeId
              },
              travelMode: "WALKING"
            },
            function(response, status) {
              if (status === "OK") {
                me.directionsRenderer.setDirections(response);
              } else {
                window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status);
              }
            }
          );
        };

        ClickEventHandler.prototype.getPlaceInformation = function(placeId) {
          var me = this;
          this.placesService.getDetails(
            {
              placeId: placeId
            },
            function(place, status) {
              if (status === "OK") {
                me.infowindow.close();
                me.infowindow.setPosition(place.geometry.location);
                me.infowindowContent.children["place-icon"].src = place.icon;
                me.infowindowContent.children["place-name"].textContent =
                  place.name;
                me.infowindowContent.children["place-id"].textContent =
                  place.place_id;
                me.infowindowContent.children["place-address"].textContent =
                  place.formatted_address;
                me.infowindow.open(me.map);
              }
            }
          );
        };

        exports.ClickEventHandler = ClickEventHandler;
        exports.initMap = initMap;
      })((this.window = this.window || {}));
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <div id="infowindow-content">
      <img id="place-icon" src="" height="16" width="16" />
      <span id="place-name" class="title"></span><br />
      Place ID <span id="place-id"></span><br />
      <span id="place-address"></span>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
(function(exports) { "use strict"; function initMap() { var origin = { lat: -33.871, lng: 151.197 }; var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 18, center: origin }); var clickHandler = new ClickEventHandler(map, origin); } /** * @constructor */ var ClickEventHandler = function(map, origin) { this.origin = origin; this.map = map; this.directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService(); this.directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer(); this.directionsRenderer.setMap(map); this.placesService = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map); this.infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(); this.infowindowContent = document.getElementById("infowindow-content"); this.infowindow.setContent(this.infowindowContent); // Listen for clicks on the map. this.map.addListener("click", this.handleClick.bind(this)); }; ClickEventHandler.prototype.handleClick = function(event) { console.log("You clicked on: " + event.latLng); // If the event has a placeId, use it. if (event.placeId) { console.log("You clicked on place:" + event.placeId); // Calling e.stop() on the event prevents the default info window from // showing. // If you call stop here when there is no placeId you will prevent some // other map click event handlers from receiving the event. event.stop(); this.calculateAndDisplayRoute(event.placeId); this.getPlaceInformation(event.placeId); } }; ClickEventHandler.prototype.calculateAndDisplayRoute = function(placeId) { var me = this; this.directionsService.route( { origin: this.origin, destination: { placeId: placeId }, travelMode: "WALKING" }, function(response, status) { if (status === "OK") { me.directionsRenderer.setDirections(response); } else { window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status); } } ); }; ClickEventHandler.prototype.getPlaceInformation = function(placeId) { var me = this; this.placesService.getDetails( { placeId: placeId }, function(place, status) { if (status === "OK") { me.infowindow.close(); me.infowindow.setPosition(place.geometry.location); me.infowindowContent.children["place-icon"].src = place.icon; me.infowindowContent.children["place-name"].textContent = place.name; me.infowindowContent.children["place-id"].textContent = place.place_id; me.infowindowContent.children["place-address"].textContent = place.formatted_address; me.infowindow.open(me.map); } } ); }; exports.ClickEventHandler = ClickEventHandler; exports.initMap = initMap; })((this.window = this.window || {}));
/* 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; } .title { font-weight: bold; } #infowindow-content { display: none; } #map #infowindow-content { display: inline; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>POI Click Events</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> <div id="infowindow-content"> <img id="place-icon" src="" height="16" width="16" /> <span id="place-name" class="title"></span><br /> Place ID <span id="place-id"></span><br /> <span id="place-address"></span> </div> </body> </html>