KML Feature Details

This example includes a KML feature object. When the feature is clicked, the map displays its Description text within a side <div>.

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TypeScript

function initMap(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 12,
      center: { lat: 37.06, lng: -95.68 },
    }
  );

  const kmlLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({
    url:
      "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlearchive/kml-samples/gh-pages/kml/Placemark/placemark.kml",
    suppressInfoWindows: true,
    map: map,
  });

  kmlLayer.addListener("click", (kmlEvent) => {
    const text = kmlEvent.featureData.description;
    showInContentWindow(text);
  });

  function showInContentWindow(text: string) {
    const sidebar = document.getElementById("sidebar") as HTMLElement;
    sidebar.innerHTML = text;
  }
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: { lat: 37.06, lng: -95.68 },
  });
  const kmlLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({
    url:
      "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlearchive/kml-samples/gh-pages/kml/Placemark/placemark.kml",
    suppressInfoWindows: true,
    map: map,
  });
  kmlLayer.addListener("click", (kmlEvent) => {
    const text = kmlEvent.featureData.description;
    showInContentWindow(text);
  });

  function showInContentWindow(text) {
    const sidebar = document.getElementById("sidebar");
    sidebar.innerHTML = text;
  }
}

CSS

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

#container {
  height: 100%;
  display: flex;
}

#sidebar {
  flex-basis: 15rem;
  flex-grow: 1;
  padding: 1rem;
  max-width: 30rem;
  height: 100%;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  display: flex;
}

#map {
  flex-basis: 0;
  flex-grow: 4;
  height: 100%;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>KML Feature Details</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="container">
      <div id="map"></div>
      <div id="sidebar"></div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>KML Feature Details</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">
      /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
      html,
      body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }

      #container {
        height: 100%;
        display: flex;
      }

      #sidebar {
        flex-basis: 15rem;
        flex-grow: 1;
        padding: 1rem;
        max-width: 30rem;
        height: 100%;
        box-sizing: border-box;
        display: flex;
      }

      #map {
        flex-basis: 0;
        flex-grow: 4;
        height: 100%;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      function initMap() {
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 12,
          center: { lat: 37.06, lng: -95.68 },
        });
        const kmlLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({
          url:
            "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlearchive/kml-samples/gh-pages/kml/Placemark/placemark.kml",
          suppressInfoWindows: true,
          map: map,
        });
        kmlLayer.addListener("click", (kmlEvent) => {
          const text = kmlEvent.featureData.description;
          showInContentWindow(text);
        });

        function showInContentWindow(text) {
          const sidebar = document.getElementById("sidebar");
          sidebar.innerHTML = text;
        }
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="container">
      <div id="map"></div>
      <div id="sidebar"></div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
function initMap() { const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 12, center: { lat: 37.06, lng: -95.68 }, }); const kmlLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({ url: "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlearchive/kml-samples/gh-pages/kml/Placemark/placemark.kml", suppressInfoWindows: true, map: map, }); kmlLayer.addListener("click", (kmlEvent) => { const text = kmlEvent.featureData.description; showInContentWindow(text); }); function showInContentWindow(text) { const sidebar = document.getElementById("sidebar"); sidebar.innerHTML = text; } }
/* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */ html, body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; } #container { height: 100%; display: flex; } #sidebar { flex-basis: 15rem; flex-grow: 1; padding: 1rem; max-width: 30rem; height: 100%; box-sizing: border-box; display: flex; } #map { flex-basis: 0; flex-grow: 4; height: 100%; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>KML Feature Details</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="container"> <div id="map"></div> <div id="sidebar"></div> </div> </body> </html>

Create a starter application from sample

A skeleton starter application using TypeScript, Webpack, and Babel can be generated from this sample using one of the methods below.

Run Locally

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 layer-kml-features DESTINATION_FOLDER

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