Lat/Lng Object Literal

This example demonstrates using a LatLng object literal instead of a google.maps.LatLng object, to center the map and add a marker. LatLng object literals are a convenient way to add a LatLng coordinate and, in most cases, can be used in place of a google.maps.LatLng object.

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TypeScript

// In this example, we center the map, and add a marker, using a LatLng object
// literal instead of a google.maps.LatLng object. LatLng object literals are
// a convenient way to add a LatLng coordinate and, in most cases, can be used
// in place of a google.maps.LatLng object.

let map: google.maps.Map;

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

  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    // The below line is equivalent to writing:
    // position: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644)
    position: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 },
    map: map,
  });

  // You can use a LatLng literal in place of a google.maps.LatLng object when
  // creating the Marker object. Once the Marker object is instantiated, its
  // position will be available as a google.maps.LatLng object. In this case,
  // we retrieve the marker's position using the
  // google.maps.LatLng.getPosition() method.
  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
    content: "<p>Marker Location:" + marker.getPosition() + "</p>",
  });

  google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => {
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });
}

JavaScript

// In this example, we center the map, and add a marker, using a LatLng object
// literal instead of a google.maps.LatLng object. LatLng object literals are
// a convenient way to add a LatLng coordinate and, in most cases, can be used
// in place of a google.maps.LatLng object.
let map;

function initMap() {
  const mapOptions = {
    zoom: 8,
    center: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 },
  };
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), mapOptions);
  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    // The below line is equivalent to writing:
    // position: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644)
    position: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 },
    map: map,
  });
  // You can use a LatLng literal in place of a google.maps.LatLng object when
  // creating the Marker object. Once the Marker object is instantiated, its
  // position will be available as a google.maps.LatLng object. In this case,
  // we retrieve the marker's position using the
  // google.maps.LatLng.getPosition() method.
  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
    content: "<p>Marker Location:" + marker.getPosition() + "</p>",
  });
  google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => {
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });
}

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>Lat/Lng Object Literal</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&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
// In this example, we center the map, and add a marker, using a LatLng object // literal instead of a google.maps.LatLng object. LatLng object literals are // a convenient way to add a LatLng coordinate and, in most cases, can be used // in place of a google.maps.LatLng object. let map; function initMap() { const mapOptions = { zoom: 8, center: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 }, }; map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), mapOptions); const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ // The below line is equivalent to writing: // position: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644) position: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 }, map: map, }); // You can use a LatLng literal in place of a google.maps.LatLng object when // creating the Marker object. Once the Marker object is instantiated, its // position will be available as a google.maps.LatLng object. In this case, // we retrieve the marker's position using the // google.maps.LatLng.getPosition() method. const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({ content: "<p>Marker Location:" + marker.getPosition() + "</p>", }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => { infowindow.open(map, marker); }); }
/* 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>Lat/Lng Object Literal</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&libraries=&v=weekly" async ></script> </body> </html>

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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-map-latlng-literal 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