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Listening to DOM events

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JavaScript
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!');
  });
}
JavaScript + HTML
<!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 src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?signed_in=true&callback=initMap" async defer></script>
  </body>
</html>

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