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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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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">

var map;
var service;
var infowindow;

function initMap() {
  var 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
  });

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

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

  service.findPlaceFromQuery(request, function(results, status) {
    if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK) {
      for (var i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
        createMarker(results[i]);
      }

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

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

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

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>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./app.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Place Searches</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=places&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></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>
    <script>
      (function(exports) {
        "use strict";

        // 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">

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

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

        function createMarker(place) {
          var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
            map: exports.map,
            position: place.geometry.location
          });
          google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", function() {
            exports.infowindow.setContent(place.name);
            exports.infowindow.open(exports.map, this);
          });
        }

        exports.createMarker = createMarker;
        exports.initMap = initMap;
      })((this.window = this.window || {}));
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
(function(exports) { "use strict"; // 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"> function initMap() { var sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195); exports.infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(); exports.map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { center: sydney, zoom: 15 }); var request = { query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia", fields: ["name", "geometry"] }; exports.service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(exports.map); exports.service.findPlaceFromQuery(request, function(results, status) { if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK) { for (var i = 0; i < results.length; i++) { createMarker(results[i]); } exports.map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location); } }); } function createMarker(place) { var marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map: exports.map, position: place.geometry.location }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", function() { exports.infowindow.setContent(place.name); exports.infowindow.open(exports.map, this); }); } exports.createMarker = createMarker; exports.initMap = initMap; })((this.window = this.window || {}));
/* 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> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> </body> </html>