Synchronous Loading

In this example, the Maps API is loaded synchronously. We omitted the defer attribute from the script tag that loads the API, and we also omitted the callback parameter.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Synchronous Loading</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&v=weekly"></script>
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

When the API is loaded synchronously, subsequent script tags will not execute until the API is fully loaded. Because of this, the final script tag can call new google.maps.Map and assume that google.maps.Map has been defined.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

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

JavaScript

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

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>Synchronous Loading</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&v=weekly"></script>
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Synchronous Loading</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;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&v=weekly"></script>
    <script>
      const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
        center: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 },
        zoom: 8,
      });
    </script>
  </body>
</html>
const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { center: { lat: -34.397, lng: 150.644 }, zoom: 8, });
/* 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>Synchronous Loading</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> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&v=weekly"></script> <script src="./index.js" data-inline></script> </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 map-sync DESTINATION_FOLDER

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