Geocoding Service

This example creates a map along with a text input field and a button. When you click the "geocode" button, the sample sends a geocoding request, then pans the map to the geocoded location.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

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

  (document.getElementById("submit") as HTMLButtonElement).addEventListener(
    "click",
    () => {
      geocodeAddress(geocoder, map);
    }
  );
}

function geocodeAddress(
  geocoder: google.maps.Geocoder,
  resultsMap: google.maps.Map
) {
  const address = (document.getElementById("address") as HTMLInputElement)
    .value;
  geocoder.geocode({ address: address }, (results, status) => {
    if (status === "OK") {
      resultsMap.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);
      new google.maps.Marker({
        map: resultsMap,
        position: results[0].geometry.location,
      });
    } else {
      alert("Geocode was not successful for the following reason: " + status);
    }
  });
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 8,
    center: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 },
  });
  const geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
  document.getElementById("submit").addEventListener("click", () => {
    geocodeAddress(geocoder, map);
  });
}

function geocodeAddress(geocoder, resultsMap) {
  const address = document.getElementById("address").value;
  geocoder.geocode({ address: address }, (results, status) => {
    if (status === "OK") {
      resultsMap.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);
      new google.maps.Marker({
        map: resultsMap,
        position: results[0].geometry.location,
      });
    } else {
      alert("Geocode was not successful for the following reason: " + status);
    }
  });
}

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;
}

#floating-panel {
  position: absolute;
  top: 10px;
  left: 25%;
  z-index: 5;
  background-color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border: 1px solid #999;
  text-align: center;
  font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Geocoding Service</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="floating-panel">
      <input id="address" type="textbox" value="Sydney, NSW" />
      <input id="submit" type="button" value="Geocode" />
    </div>
    <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&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Geocoding Service</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></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;
      }

      #floating-panel {
        position: absolute;
        top: 10px;
        left: 25%;
        z-index: 5;
        background-color: #fff;
        padding: 5px;
        border: 1px solid #999;
        text-align: center;
        font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
        line-height: 30px;
        padding-left: 10px;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      function initMap() {
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 8,
          center: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 },
        });
        const geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
        document.getElementById("submit").addEventListener("click", () => {
          geocodeAddress(geocoder, map);
        });
      }

      function geocodeAddress(geocoder, resultsMap) {
        const address = document.getElementById("address").value;
        geocoder.geocode({ address: address }, (results, status) => {
          if (status === "OK") {
            resultsMap.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);
            new google.maps.Marker({
              map: resultsMap,
              position: results[0].geometry.location,
            });
          } else {
            alert(
              "Geocode was not successful for the following reason: " + status
            );
          }
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="floating-panel">
      <input id="address" type="textbox" value="Sydney, NSW" />
      <input id="submit" type="button" value="Geocode" />
    </div>
    <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&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
function initMap() { const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 8, center: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 }, }); const geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder(); document.getElementById("submit").addEventListener("click", () => { geocodeAddress(geocoder, map); }); } function geocodeAddress(geocoder, resultsMap) { const address = document.getElementById("address").value; geocoder.geocode({ address: address }, (results, status) => { if (status === "OK") { resultsMap.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location); new google.maps.Marker({ map: resultsMap, position: results[0].geometry.location, }); } else { alert("Geocode was not successful for the following reason: " + status); } }); }
/* 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; } #floating-panel { position: absolute; top: 10px; left: 25%; z-index: 5; background-color: #fff; padding: 5px; border: 1px solid #999; text-align: center; font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif"; line-height: 30px; padding-left: 10px; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Geocoding Service</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="floating-panel"> <input id="address" type="textbox" value="Sydney, NSW" /> <input id="submit" type="button" value="Geocode" /> </div> <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=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" async ></script> </body> </html>

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

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