Listening to DOM Events

This example listens for DOM events. It displays an alert when the DIV containing the map is clicked.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

function initMap(): void {
  const mapDiv = document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement;
  const 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", () => {
    window.alert("Map was clicked!");
  });
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const mapDiv = document.getElementById("map");
  const 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", () => {
    window.alert("Map was clicked!");
  });
}

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>Listening to DOM Events</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="map"></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&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Listening to DOM Events</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></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 initMap() {
        const mapDiv = document.getElementById("map");
        const 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", () => {
          window.alert("Map was clicked!");
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></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&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
function initMap() { const mapDiv = document.getElementById("map"); const 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", () => { window.alert("Map was clicked!"); }); }
/* 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>Listening to DOM Events</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></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&libraries=&v=weekly" async ></script> </body> </html>