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To start developing, please head over to our developer documentation.

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
Continue

Listening to DOM events

Read the documentation or view this example full screen.

function initMap() {
  var mapDiv = document.getElementById('map');
  var map = new google.maps.Map(mapDiv, {
    zoom: 8,
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644)
  });

  // We add a DOM event here to show an alert if the DIV containing the
  // map is clicked.
  google.maps.event.addDomListener(mapDiv, 'click', function() {
    window.alert('Map was clicked!');
  });
}
<div id="map"></div>
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
<!-- 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>

Try it yourself

Hover at top right of the code block to copy the code or open it in JSFiddle.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Listening to DOM events</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <style>
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      function initMap() {
        var mapDiv = document.getElementById('map');
        var map = new google.maps.Map(mapDiv, {
          zoom: 8,
          center: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644)
        });

        // We add a DOM event here to show an alert if the DIV containing the
        // map is clicked.
        google.maps.event.addDomListener(mapDiv, 'click', function() {
          window.alert('Map was clicked!');
        });
      }
    </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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