KML Feature Details

This example includes a KML feature object. When the feature is clicked, the map displays its Description text within a side <div>.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

function initMap(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 12,
      center: { lat: 37.06, lng: -95.68 },
    }
  );

  const kmlLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({
    url: "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlearchive/kml-samples/gh-pages/kml/Placemark/placemark.kml",
    suppressInfoWindows: true,
    map: map,
  });

  kmlLayer.addListener("click", (kmlEvent) => {
    const text = kmlEvent.featureData.description;

    showInContentWindow(text);
  });

  function showInContentWindow(text: string) {
    const sidebar = document.getElementById("sidebar") as HTMLElement;

    sidebar.innerHTML = text;
  }
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: { lat: 37.06, lng: -95.68 },
  });
  const kmlLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({
    url: "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlearchive/kml-samples/gh-pages/kml/Placemark/placemark.kml",
    suppressInfoWindows: true,
    map: map,
  });

  kmlLayer.addListener("click", (kmlEvent) => {
    const text = kmlEvent.featureData.description;

    showInContentWindow(text);
  });

  function showInContentWindow(text) {
    const sidebar = document.getElementById("sidebar");

    sidebar.innerHTML = text;
  }
}

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%;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>KML Feature Details</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="container">
      <div id="map"></div>
      <div id="sidebar"></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 map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 12, center: { lat: 37.06, lng: -95.68 }, }); const kmlLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({ url: "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlearchive/kml-samples/gh-pages/kml/Placemark/placemark.kml", suppressInfoWindows: true, map: map, }); kmlLayer.addListener("click", (kmlEvent) => { const text = kmlEvent.featureData.description; showInContentWindow(text); }); function showInContentWindow(text) { const sidebar = document.getElementById("sidebar"); sidebar.innerHTML = text; } }
/* 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%; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>KML Feature Details</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="container"> <div id="map"></div> <div id="sidebar"></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>

Try Sample

Clone Sample

Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.

  git clone -b sample-layer-kml-features git@github.com:googlemaps/js-samples.git
  cd js-samples
  npm i
  npm start

Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with sample-SAMPLE_NAME.

  git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME
  npm i
  npm start