Displaying Text Directions With setPanel()

This example demonstrates the use of the DirectionsRenderer object to display a directions panel.

Select a new start and end point to see the directions render on the map and inside the directions panel to the right of the map.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

function initMap(): void {
  const directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer();
  const directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 7,
      center: { lat: 41.85, lng: -87.65 },
      disableDefaultUI: true,
    }
  );

  directionsRenderer.setMap(map);
  directionsRenderer.setPanel(
    document.getElementById("sidebar") as HTMLElement
  );

  const control = document.getElementById("floating-panel") as HTMLElement;

  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(control);

  const onChangeHandler = function () {
    calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer);
  };

  (document.getElementById("start") as HTMLElement).addEventListener(
    "change",
    onChangeHandler
  );
  (document.getElementById("end") as HTMLElement).addEventListener(
    "change",
    onChangeHandler
  );
}

function calculateAndDisplayRoute(
  directionsService: google.maps.DirectionsService,
  directionsRenderer: google.maps.DirectionsRenderer
) {
  const start = (document.getElementById("start") as HTMLInputElement).value;
  const end = (document.getElementById("end") as HTMLInputElement).value;

  directionsService
    .route({
      origin: start,
      destination: end,
      travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING,
    })
    .then((response) => {
      directionsRenderer.setDirections(response);
    })
    .catch((e) => window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status));
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer();
  const directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 7,
    center: { lat: 41.85, lng: -87.65 },
    disableDefaultUI: true,
  });

  directionsRenderer.setMap(map);
  directionsRenderer.setPanel(document.getElementById("sidebar"));

  const control = document.getElementById("floating-panel");

  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(control);

  const onChangeHandler = function () {
    calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer);
  };

  document.getElementById("start").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler);
  document.getElementById("end").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler);
}

function calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer) {
  const start = document.getElementById("start").value;
  const end = document.getElementById("end").value;

  directionsService
    .route({
      origin: start,
      destination: end,
      travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING,
    })
    .then((response) => {
      directionsRenderer.setDirections(response);
    })
    .catch((e) => window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status));
}

CSS

/* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
html,
body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

#container {
  height: 100%;
  display: flex;
}

#sidebar {
  flex-basis: 15rem;
  flex-grow: 1;
  padding: 1rem;
  max-width: 30rem;
  height: 100%;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  overflow: auto;
}

#map {
  flex-basis: 0;
  flex-grow: 4;
  height: 100%;
}

#floating-panel {
  position: absolute;
  top: 10px;
  left: 25%;
  z-index: 5;
  background-color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border: 1px solid #999;
  text-align: center;
  font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}

#floating-panel {
  background-color: #fff;
  border: 0;
  border-radius: 2px;
  box-shadow: 0 1px 4px -1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
  margin: 10px;
  padding: 0 0.5em;
  font: 400 18px Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;
  overflow: hidden;
  padding: 5px;
  font-size: 14px;
  text-align: center;
  line-height: 30px;
  height: auto;
}

#map {
  flex: auto;
}

#sidebar {
  flex: 0 1 auto;
  padding: 0;
}
#sidebar > div {
  padding: 0.5rem;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Displaying Text Directions With setPanel()</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="floating-panel">
      <strong>Start:</strong>
      <select id="start">
        <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
        <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
        <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
        <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
        <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
        <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
        <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
        <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
        <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
        <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
        <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
        <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
      </select>
      <br />
      <strong>End:</strong>
      <select id="end">
        <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
        <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
        <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
        <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
        <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
        <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
        <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
        <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
        <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
        <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
        <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
        <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
      </select>
    </div>
    <div id="container">
      <div id="map"></div>
      <div id="sidebar"></div>
    </div>
    <div style="display: none">
      <div id="floating-panel">
        <strong>Start:</strong>
        <select id="start">
          <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
          <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
          <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
          <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
          <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
          <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
          <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
          <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
          <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
          <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
          <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
          <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
        </select>
        <br />
        <strong>End:</strong>
        <select id="end">
          <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
          <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
          <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
          <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
          <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
          <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
          <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
          <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
          <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
          <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
          <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
          <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
        </select>
      </div>
    </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&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
function initMap() { const directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer(); const directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService(); const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 7, center: { lat: 41.85, lng: -87.65 }, disableDefaultUI: true, }); directionsRenderer.setMap(map); directionsRenderer.setPanel(document.getElementById("sidebar")); const control = document.getElementById("floating-panel"); map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(control); const onChangeHandler = function () { calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer); }; document.getElementById("start").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler); document.getElementById("end").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler); } function calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer) { const start = document.getElementById("start").value; const end = document.getElementById("end").value; directionsService .route({ origin: start, destination: end, travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING, }) .then((response) => { directionsRenderer.setDirections(response); }) .catch((e) => window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status)); }
/* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */ html, body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; } #container { height: 100%; display: flex; } #sidebar { flex-basis: 15rem; flex-grow: 1; padding: 1rem; max-width: 30rem; height: 100%; box-sizing: border-box; overflow: auto; } #map { flex-basis: 0; flex-grow: 4; height: 100%; } #floating-panel { position: absolute; top: 10px; left: 25%; z-index: 5; background-color: #fff; padding: 5px; border: 1px solid #999; text-align: center; font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif"; line-height: 30px; padding-left: 10px; } #floating-panel { background-color: #fff; border: 0; border-radius: 2px; box-shadow: 0 1px 4px -1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3); margin: 10px; padding: 0 0.5em; font: 400 18px Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; overflow: hidden; padding: 5px; font-size: 14px; text-align: center; line-height: 30px; height: auto; } #map { flex: auto; } #sidebar { flex: 0 1 auto; padding: 0; } #sidebar > div { padding: 0.5rem; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Displaying Text Directions With setPanel()</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="floating-panel"> <strong>Start:</strong> <select id="start"> <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option> <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option> <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option> <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option> <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option> <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option> <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option> <option value="winona, az">Winona</option> <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option> <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option> <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option> <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option> </select> <br /> <strong>End:</strong> <select id="end"> <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option> <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option> <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option> <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option> <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option> <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option> <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option> <option value="winona, az">Winona</option> <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option> <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option> <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option> <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option> </select> </div> <div id="container"> <div id="map"></div> <div id="sidebar"></div> </div> <div style="display: none"> <div id="floating-panel"> <strong>Start:</strong> <select id="start"> <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option> <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option> <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option> <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option> <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option> <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option> <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option> <option value="winona, az">Winona</option> <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option> <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option> <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option> <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option> </select> <br /> <strong>End:</strong> <select id="end"> <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option> <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option> <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option> <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option> <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option> <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option> <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option> <option value="winona, az">Winona</option> <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option> <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option> <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option> <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option> </select> </div> </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&v=weekly&channel=2" async ></script> </body> </html>

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  git clone -b sample-directions-panel https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
  cd js-samples
  npm i
  npm start

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  git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME
  npm i
  npm start