Place Searches

The Place Searches sample demonstrates how to use the findPlaceFromQuery() method to locate a place, and then create and add a marker for it to the map.

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TypeScript

// This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places
// parameter when you first load the API. For example:
// <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&libraries=places">

let map: google.maps.Map;
let service: google.maps.places.PlacesService;
let infowindow: google.maps.InfoWindow;

function initMap(): void {
  const sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195);

  infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();

  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement, {
    center: sydney,
    zoom: 15,
  });

  const request = {
    query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia",
    fields: ["name", "geometry"],
  };

  service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);

  service.findPlaceFromQuery(
    request,
    (
      results: google.maps.places.PlaceResult[] | null,
      status: google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus
    ) => {
      if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK && results) {
        for (let i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
          createMarker(results[i]);
        }

        map.setCenter(results[0].geometry!.location!);
      }
    }
  );
}

function createMarker(place: google.maps.places.PlaceResult) {
  if (!place.geometry || !place.geometry.location) return;

  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    map,
    position: place.geometry.location,
  });

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

JavaScript

// This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places
// parameter when you first load the API. For example:
// <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&libraries=places">
let map;
let service;
let infowindow;

function initMap() {
  const sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195);
  infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    center: sydney,
    zoom: 15,
  });
  const request = {
    query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia",
    fields: ["name", "geometry"],
  };
  service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);
  service.findPlaceFromQuery(request, (results, status) => {
    if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK && results) {
      for (let i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
        createMarker(results[i]);
      }
      map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);
    }
  });
}

function createMarker(place) {
  if (!place.geometry || !place.geometry.location) return;
  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    map,
    position: place.geometry.location,
  });
  google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => {
    infowindow.setContent(place.name || "");
    infowindow.open(map);
  });
}

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>Place Searches</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=places&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
// This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places // parameter when you first load the API. For example: // <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&libraries=places"> let map; let service; let infowindow; function initMap() { const sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195); infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(); map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { center: sydney, zoom: 15, }); const request = { query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia", fields: ["name", "geometry"], }; service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map); service.findPlaceFromQuery(request, (results, status) => { if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK && results) { for (let i = 0; i < results.length; i++) { createMarker(results[i]); } map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location); } }); } function createMarker(place) { if (!place.geometry || !place.geometry.location) return; const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map, position: place.geometry.location, }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => { infowindow.setContent(place.name || ""); infowindow.open(map); }); }
/* 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>Place Searches</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=places&v=weekly" async ></script> </body> </html>

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Clone Sample

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-place-search 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