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JavaScript
var marker1, marker2;
var poly, geodesicPoly;

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: {lat: 34, lng: -40.605}
  });

  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(
      document.getElementById('info'));

  marker1 = new google.maps.Marker({
    map: map,
    draggable: true,
    position: {lat: 40.714, lng: -74.006}
  });

  marker2 = new google.maps.Marker({
    map: map,
    draggable: true,
    position: {lat: 48.857, lng: 2.352}
  });

  var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds(
      marker1.getPosition(), marker2.getPosition());
  map.fitBounds(bounds);

  google.maps.event.addListener(marker1, 'position_changed', update);
  google.maps.event.addListener(marker2, 'position_changed', update);

  poly = new google.maps.Polyline({
    strokeColor: '#FF0000',
    strokeOpacity: 1.0,
    strokeWeight: 3,
    map: map,
  });

  geodesicPoly = new google.maps.Polyline({
    strokeColor: '#CC0099',
    strokeOpacity: 1.0,
    strokeWeight: 3,
    geodesic: true,
    map: map
  });

  update();
}

function update() {
  var path = [marker1.getPosition(), marker2.getPosition()];
  poly.setPath(path);
  geodesicPoly.setPath(path);
  var heading = google.maps.geometry.spherical.computeHeading(path[0], path[1]);
  document.getElementById('heading').value = heading;
  document.getElementById('origin').value = path[0].toString();
  document.getElementById('destination').value = path[1].toString();
}
JavaScript + HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Navigation functions (heading)</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%;
      }
#panel {
  position: absolute;
  top: 10px;
  left: 25%;
  z-index: 5;
  background-color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border: 1px solid #999;
  text-align: center;
}

/**
 * Provide the following styles for both ID and class, where ID represents an
 * actual existing "panel" with JS bound to its name, and the class is just
 * non-map content that may already have a different ID with JS bound to its
 * name.
 */

#panel, .panel {
  font-family: 'Roboto','sans-serif';
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}

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

#panel select, .panel select {
  width: 100%;
}

#panel i, .panel i {
  font-size: 12px;
}

    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <div id="panel">
      Origin: <input type="text" readonly id="origin">
      Destination: <input type="text" readonly id="destination"><br>
      Heading: <input type="text" readonly id="heading"> degrees
    </div>
    <script>
var marker1, marker2;
var poly, geodesicPoly;

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: {lat: 34, lng: -40.605}
  });

  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(
      document.getElementById('info'));

  marker1 = new google.maps.Marker({
    map: map,
    draggable: true,
    position: {lat: 40.714, lng: -74.006}
  });

  marker2 = new google.maps.Marker({
    map: map,
    draggable: true,
    position: {lat: 48.857, lng: 2.352}
  });

  var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds(
      marker1.getPosition(), marker2.getPosition());
  map.fitBounds(bounds);

  google.maps.event.addListener(marker1, 'position_changed', update);
  google.maps.event.addListener(marker2, 'position_changed', update);

  poly = new google.maps.Polyline({
    strokeColor: '#FF0000',
    strokeOpacity: 1.0,
    strokeWeight: 3,
    map: map,
  });

  geodesicPoly = new google.maps.Polyline({
    strokeColor: '#CC0099',
    strokeOpacity: 1.0,
    strokeWeight: 3,
    geodesic: true,
    map: map
  });

  update();
}

function update() {
  var path = [marker1.getPosition(), marker2.getPosition()];
  poly.setPath(path);
  geodesicPoly.setPath(path);
  var heading = google.maps.geometry.spherical.computeHeading(path[0], path[1]);
  document.getElementById('heading').value = heading;
  document.getElementById('origin').value = path[0].toString();
  document.getElementById('destination').value = path[1].toString();
}

    </script>
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?signed_in=true&libraries=geometry&callback=initMap"
        async defer></script>
  </body>
</html>

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