Simple Click Events

This example demonstrates the use of event listeners. It

  • listens for the click event on a marker to zoom the map when the marker is clicked.
  • listens for the center_changed event to pan the map back to the marker after 3 seconds.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

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

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

  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    position: myLatlng,
    map,
    title: "Click to zoom",
  });

  map.addListener("center_changed", () => {
    // 3 seconds after the center of the map has changed, pan back to the
    // marker.
    window.setTimeout(() => {
      map.panTo(marker.getPosition() as google.maps.LatLng);
    }, 3000);
  });

  marker.addListener("click", () => {
    map.setZoom(8);
    map.setCenter(marker.getPosition() as google.maps.LatLng);
  });
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const myLatlng = { lat: -25.363, lng: 131.044 };
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: myLatlng,
  });
  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    position: myLatlng,
    map,
    title: "Click to zoom",
  });
  map.addListener("center_changed", () => {
    // 3 seconds after the center of the map has changed, pan back to the
    // marker.
    window.setTimeout(() => {
      map.panTo(marker.getPosition());
    }, 3000);
  });
  marker.addListener("click", () => {
    map.setZoom(8);
    map.setCenter(marker.getPosition());
  });
}

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>Simple 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=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Simple 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=&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;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      function initMap() {
        const myLatlng = { lat: -25.363, lng: 131.044 };
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 4,
          center: myLatlng,
        });
        const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
          position: myLatlng,
          map,
          title: "Click to zoom",
        });
        map.addListener("center_changed", () => {
          // 3 seconds after the center of the map has changed, pan back to the
          // marker.
          window.setTimeout(() => {
            map.panTo(marker.getPosition());
          }, 3000);
        });
        marker.addListener("click", () => {
          map.setZoom(8);
          map.setCenter(marker.getPosition());
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
function initMap() { const myLatlng = { lat: -25.363, lng: 131.044 }; const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 4, center: myLatlng, }); const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: myLatlng, map, title: "Click to zoom", }); map.addListener("center_changed", () => { // 3 seconds after the center of the map has changed, pan back to the // marker. window.setTimeout(() => { map.panTo(marker.getPosition()); }, 3000); }); marker.addListener("click", () => { map.setZoom(8); map.setCenter(marker.getPosition()); }); }
/* 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>Simple 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=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> </body> </html>

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Node.js is required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM.

npm i -g '@googlemaps/js-samples'
googlemaps-js-samples init event-simple DESTINATION_FOLDER

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