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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
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Showing pixel and tile coordinates

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function initMap() {
  var chicago = new google.maps.LatLng(41.850, -87.650);

  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: chicago,
    zoom: 3
  });

  var coordInfoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  coordInfoWindow.setContent(createInfoWindowContent(chicago, map.getZoom()));
  coordInfoWindow.setPosition(chicago);
  coordInfoWindow.open(map);

  map.addListener('zoom_changed', function() {
    coordInfoWindow.setContent(createInfoWindowContent(chicago, map.getZoom()));
    coordInfoWindow.open(map);
  });
}

var TILE_SIZE = 256;

function createInfoWindowContent(latLng, zoom) {
  var scale = 1 << zoom;

  var worldCoordinate = project(latLng);

  var pixelCoordinate = new google.maps.Point(
      Math.floor(worldCoordinate.x * scale),
      Math.floor(worldCoordinate.y * scale));

  var tileCoordinate = new google.maps.Point(
      Math.floor(worldCoordinate.x * scale / TILE_SIZE),
      Math.floor(worldCoordinate.y * scale / TILE_SIZE));

  return [
    'Chicago, IL',
    'LatLng: ' + latLng,
    'Zoom level: ' + zoom,
    'World Coordinate: ' + worldCoordinate,
    'Pixel Coordinate: ' + pixelCoordinate,
    'Tile Coordinate: ' + tileCoordinate
  ].join('<br>');
}

// The mapping between latitude, longitude and pixels is defined by the web
// mercator projection.
function project(latLng) {
  var siny = Math.sin(latLng.lat() * Math.PI / 180);

  // Truncating to 0.9999 effectively limits latitude to 89.189. This is
  // about a third of a tile past the edge of the world tile.
  siny = Math.min(Math.max(siny, -0.9999), 0.9999);

  return new google.maps.Point(
      TILE_SIZE * (0.5 + latLng.lng() / 360),
      TILE_SIZE * (0.5 - Math.log((1 + siny) / (1 - siny)) / (4 * Math.PI)));
}
<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

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Showing pixel and tile coordinates</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0">
    <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 chicago = new google.maps.LatLng(41.850, -87.650);

        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          center: chicago,
          zoom: 3
        });

        var coordInfoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
        coordInfoWindow.setContent(createInfoWindowContent(chicago, map.getZoom()));
        coordInfoWindow.setPosition(chicago);
        coordInfoWindow.open(map);

        map.addListener('zoom_changed', function() {
          coordInfoWindow.setContent(createInfoWindowContent(chicago, map.getZoom()));
          coordInfoWindow.open(map);
        });
      }

      var TILE_SIZE = 256;

      function createInfoWindowContent(latLng, zoom) {
        var scale = 1 << zoom;

        var worldCoordinate = project(latLng);

        var pixelCoordinate = new google.maps.Point(
            Math.floor(worldCoordinate.x * scale),
            Math.floor(worldCoordinate.y * scale));

        var tileCoordinate = new google.maps.Point(
            Math.floor(worldCoordinate.x * scale / TILE_SIZE),
            Math.floor(worldCoordinate.y * scale / TILE_SIZE));

        return [
          'Chicago, IL',
          'LatLng: ' + latLng,
          'Zoom level: ' + zoom,
          'World Coordinate: ' + worldCoordinate,
          'Pixel Coordinate: ' + pixelCoordinate,
          'Tile Coordinate: ' + tileCoordinate
        ].join('<br>');
      }

      // The mapping between latitude, longitude and pixels is defined by the web
      // mercator projection.
      function project(latLng) {
        var siny = Math.sin(latLng.lat() * Math.PI / 180);

        // Truncating to 0.9999 effectively limits latitude to 89.189. This is
        // about a third of a tile past the edge of the world tile.
        siny = Math.min(Math.max(siny, -0.9999), 0.9999);

        return new google.maps.Point(
            TILE_SIZE * (0.5 + latLng.lng() / 360),
            TILE_SIZE * (0.5 - Math.log((1 + siny) / (1 - siny)) / (4 * Math.PI)));
      }
    </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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