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Activate the Google Maps JavaScript API

To get you started we'll guide you through the Google Developers Console to do a few things first:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Activate the Google Maps JavaScript API and related services
  3. Create appropriate keys
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Draggable directions

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function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: {lat: -24.345, lng: 134.46}  // Australia.
  });

  var directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService;
  var directionsDisplay = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer({
    draggable: true,
    map: map,
    panel: document.getElementById('right-panel')
  });

  directionsDisplay.addListener('directions_changed', function() {
    computeTotalDistance(directionsDisplay.getDirections());
  });

  displayRoute('Perth, WA', 'Sydney, NSW', directionsService,
      directionsDisplay);
}

function displayRoute(origin, destination, service, display) {
  service.route({
    origin: origin,
    destination: destination,
    waypoints: [{location: 'Adelaide, SA'}, {location: 'Broken Hill, NSW'}],
    travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING,
    avoidTolls: true
  }, function(response, status) {
    if (status === google.maps.DirectionsStatus.OK) {
      display.setDirections(response);
    } else {
      alert('Could not display directions due to: ' + status);
    }
  });
}

function computeTotalDistance(result) {
  var total = 0;
  var myroute = result.routes[0];
  for (var i = 0; i < myroute.legs.length; i++) {
    total += myroute.legs[i].distance.value;
  }
  total = total / 1000;
  document.getElementById('total').innerHTML = total + ' km';
}
<div id="map"></div>
<div id="right-panel">
  <p>Total Distance: <span id="total"></span></p>
</div>
#right-panel {
  font-family: 'Roboto','sans-serif';
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}

#right-panel select, #right-panel input {
  font-size: 15px;
}

#right-panel select {
  width: 100%;
}

#right-panel i {
  font-size: 12px;
}
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
  float: left;
  width: 63%;
  height: 100%;
}
#right-panel {
  float: right;
  width: 34%;
  height: 100%;
}
.panel {
  height: 100%;
  overflow: auto;
}
<!-- Replace the value of the key parameter with your own API key. -->
<script async defer
src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyCkUOdZ5y7hMm0yrcCQoCvLwzdM6M8s5qk&callback=initMap">
</script>
JavaScript
function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: {lat: -24.345, lng: 134.46}  // Australia.
  });

  var directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService;
  var directionsDisplay = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer({
    draggable: true,
    map: map,
    panel: document.getElementById('right-panel')
  });

  directionsDisplay.addListener('directions_changed', function() {
    computeTotalDistance(directionsDisplay.getDirections());
  });

  displayRoute('Perth, WA', 'Sydney, NSW', directionsService,
      directionsDisplay);
}

function displayRoute(origin, destination, service, display) {
  service.route({
    origin: origin,
    destination: destination,
    waypoints: [{location: 'Adelaide, SA'}, {location: 'Broken Hill, NSW'}],
    travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING,
    avoidTolls: true
  }, function(response, status) {
    if (status === google.maps.DirectionsStatus.OK) {
      display.setDirections(response);
    } else {
      alert('Could not display directions due to: ' + status);
    }
  });
}

function computeTotalDistance(result) {
  var total = 0;
  var myroute = result.routes[0];
  for (var i = 0; i < myroute.legs.length; i++) {
    total += myroute.legs[i].distance.value;
  }
  total = total / 1000;
  document.getElementById('total').innerHTML = total + ' km';
}
JavaScript + HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Draggable directions</title>
    <style>
      #right-panel {
        font-family: 'Roboto','sans-serif';
        line-height: 30px;
        padding-left: 10px;
      }

      #right-panel select, #right-panel input {
        font-size: 15px;
      }

      #right-panel select {
        width: 100%;
      }

      #right-panel i {
        font-size: 12px;
      }
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
        float: left;
        width: 63%;
        height: 100%;
      }
      #right-panel {
        float: right;
        width: 34%;
        height: 100%;
      }
      .panel {
        height: 100%;
        overflow: auto;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <div id="right-panel">
      <p>Total Distance: <span id="total"></span></p>
    </div>
    <script>
      function initMap() {
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          zoom: 4,
          center: {lat: -24.345, lng: 134.46}  // Australia.
        });

        var directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService;
        var directionsDisplay = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer({
          draggable: true,
          map: map,
          panel: document.getElementById('right-panel')
        });

        directionsDisplay.addListener('directions_changed', function() {
          computeTotalDistance(directionsDisplay.getDirections());
        });

        displayRoute('Perth, WA', 'Sydney, NSW', directionsService,
            directionsDisplay);
      }

      function displayRoute(origin, destination, service, display) {
        service.route({
          origin: origin,
          destination: destination,
          waypoints: [{location: 'Adelaide, SA'}, {location: 'Broken Hill, NSW'}],
          travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING,
          avoidTolls: true
        }, function(response, status) {
          if (status === google.maps.DirectionsStatus.OK) {
            display.setDirections(response);
          } else {
            alert('Could not display directions due to: ' + status);
          }
        });
      }

      function computeTotalDistance(result) {
        var total = 0;
        var myroute = result.routes[0];
        for (var i = 0; i < myroute.legs.length; i++) {
          total += myroute.legs[i].distance.value;
        }
        total = total / 1000;
        document.getElementById('total').innerHTML = total + ' km';
      }
    </script>
    <script async defer
    src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap">
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

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