Place Searches

The Place Searches sample demonstrates how to use the findPlaceFromQuery() method to locate a place, and then create and add a marker for it to the map.

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TypeScript

// This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places
// parameter when you first load the API. For example:
// <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&libraries=places">

let map: google.maps.Map;
let service: google.maps.places.PlacesService;
let infowindow: google.maps.InfoWindow;

function initMap(): void {
  const sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195);

  infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();

  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement, {
    center: sydney,
    zoom: 15,
  });

  const request = {
    query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia",
    fields: ["name", "geometry"],
  };

  service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);

  service.findPlaceFromQuery(
    request,
    (
      results: google.maps.places.PlaceResult[] | null,
      status: google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus
    ) => {
      if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK && results) {
        for (let i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
          createMarker(results[i]);
        }

        map.setCenter(results[0].geometry!.location!);
      }
    }
  );
}

function createMarker(place: google.maps.places.PlaceResult) {
  if (!place.geometry || !place.geometry.location) return;

  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    map,
    position: place.geometry.location,
  });

  google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => {
    infowindow.setContent(place.name || "");
    infowindow.open(map);
  });
}

JavaScript

// This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places
// parameter when you first load the API. For example:
// <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&libraries=places">
let map;
let service;
let infowindow;

function initMap() {
  const sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195);
  infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    center: sydney,
    zoom: 15,
  });
  const request = {
    query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia",
    fields: ["name", "geometry"],
  };
  service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);
  service.findPlaceFromQuery(request, (results, status) => {
    if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK && results) {
      for (let i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
        createMarker(results[i]);
      }
      map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);
    }
  });
}

function createMarker(place) {
  if (!place.geometry || !place.geometry.location) return;
  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    map,
    position: place.geometry.location,
  });
  google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => {
    infowindow.setContent(place.name || "");
    infowindow.open(map);
  });
}

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>Place Searches</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=places&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Place Searches</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>
      // This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places
      // parameter when you first load the API. For example:
      // <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&libraries=places">
      let map;
      let service;
      let infowindow;

      function initMap() {
        const sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195);
        infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
        map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          center: sydney,
          zoom: 15,
        });
        const request = {
          query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia",
          fields: ["name", "geometry"],
        };
        service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);
        service.findPlaceFromQuery(request, (results, status) => {
          if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK && results) {
            for (let i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
              createMarker(results[i]);
            }
            map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);
          }
        });
      }

      function createMarker(place) {
        if (!place.geometry || !place.geometry.location) return;
        const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
          map,
          position: place.geometry.location,
        });
        google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => {
          infowindow.setContent(place.name || "");
          infowindow.open(map);
        });
      }
    </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=places&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
// This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places // parameter when you first load the API. For example: // <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&libraries=places"> let map; let service; let infowindow; function initMap() { const sydney = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.867, 151.195); infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(); map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { center: sydney, zoom: 15, }); const request = { query: "Museum of Contemporary Art Australia", fields: ["name", "geometry"], }; service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map); service.findPlaceFromQuery(request, (results, status) => { if (status === google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK && results) { for (let i = 0; i < results.length; i++) { createMarker(results[i]); } map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location); } }); } function createMarker(place) { if (!place.geometry || !place.geometry.location) return; const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map, position: place.geometry.location, }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", () => { infowindow.setContent(place.name || ""); infowindow.open(map); }); }
/* 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>Place Searches</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=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly" async ></script> </body> </html>

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