Place ID Finder

The Place ID Finder sample allows a user to find a place based upon its address, then it adds a marker for the place to the map, and displays the place's place ID in an info window.

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TypeScript

// This sample uses the Place Autocomplete widget to allow the user to search
// for and select a place. The sample then displays an info window containing
// the place ID and other information about the place that the user has
// selected.

// 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">

function initMap(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      center: { lat: -33.8688, lng: 151.2195 },
      zoom: 13,
    }
  );

  const input = document.getElementById("pac-input") as HTMLInputElement;

  const autocomplete = new google.maps.places.Autocomplete(input);
  autocomplete.bindTo("bounds", map);

  // Specify just the place data fields that you need.
  autocomplete.setFields(["place_id", "geometry", "name"]);

  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_LEFT].push(input);

  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  const infowindowContent = document.getElementById(
    "infowindow-content"
  ) as HTMLElement;
  infowindow.setContent(infowindowContent);

  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map: map });

  marker.addListener("click", () => {
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });

  autocomplete.addListener("place_changed", () => {
    infowindow.close();

    const place = autocomplete.getPlace();

    if (!place.geometry) {
      return;
    }

    if (place.geometry.viewport) {
      map.fitBounds(place.geometry.viewport);
    } else {
      map.setCenter(place.geometry.location);
      map.setZoom(17);
    }

    // Set the position of the marker using the place ID and location.
    // @ts-ignore This should be in @typings/googlemaps.
    marker.setPlace({
      placeId: place.place_id,
      location: place.geometry.location,
    });

    marker.setVisible(true);

    (infowindowContent.children.namedItem(
      "place-name"
    ) as HTMLElement).textContent = place.name as string;
    (infowindowContent.children.namedItem(
      "place-id"
    ) as HTMLElement).textContent = place.place_id as string;
    (infowindowContent.children.namedItem(
      "place-address"
    ) as HTMLElement).textContent = place.formatted_address as string;
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });
}

JavaScript

// This sample uses the Place Autocomplete widget to allow the user to search
// for and select a place. The sample then displays an info window containing
// the place ID and other information about the place that the user has
// selected.
// 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">
function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    center: { lat: -33.8688, lng: 151.2195 },
    zoom: 13,
  });
  const input = document.getElementById("pac-input");
  const autocomplete = new google.maps.places.Autocomplete(input);
  autocomplete.bindTo("bounds", map);
  // Specify just the place data fields that you need.
  autocomplete.setFields(["place_id", "geometry", "name"]);
  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_LEFT].push(input);
  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  const infowindowContent = document.getElementById("infowindow-content");
  infowindow.setContent(infowindowContent);
  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map: map });
  marker.addListener("click", () => {
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });
  autocomplete.addListener("place_changed", () => {
    infowindow.close();
    const place = autocomplete.getPlace();

    if (!place.geometry) {
      return;
    }

    if (place.geometry.viewport) {
      map.fitBounds(place.geometry.viewport);
    } else {
      map.setCenter(place.geometry.location);
      map.setZoom(17);
    }
    // Set the position of the marker using the place ID and location.
    marker.setPlace({
      placeId: place.place_id,
      location: place.geometry.location,
    });
    marker.setVisible(true);
    infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-name").textContent = place.name;
    infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-id").textContent =
      place.place_id;
    infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-address").textContent =
      place.formatted_address;
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });
}

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;
}

.controls {
  background-color: #fff;
  border-radius: 2px;
  border: 1px solid transparent;
  box-shadow: 0 2px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
  box-sizing: border-box;
  font-family: Roboto;
  font-size: 15px;
  font-weight: 300;
  height: 29px;
  margin-left: 17px;
  margin-top: 10px;
  outline: none;
  padding: 0 11px 0 13px;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
  width: 400px;
}

.controls:focus {
  border-color: #4d90fe;
}

.title {
  font-weight: bold;
}

#infowindow-content {
  display: none;
}

#map #infowindow-content {
  display: inline;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Place ID Finder</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div style="display: none">
      <input
        id="pac-input"
        class="controls"
        type="text"
        placeholder="Enter a location"
      />
    </div>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <div id="infowindow-content">
      <span id="place-name" class="title"></span><br />
      <strong>Place ID:</strong> <span id="place-id"></span><br />
      <span id="place-address"></span>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Place ID Finder</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></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;
      }

      .controls {
        background-color: #fff;
        border-radius: 2px;
        border: 1px solid transparent;
        box-shadow: 0 2px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
        box-sizing: border-box;
        font-family: Roboto;
        font-size: 15px;
        font-weight: 300;
        height: 29px;
        margin-left: 17px;
        margin-top: 10px;
        outline: none;
        padding: 0 11px 0 13px;
        text-overflow: ellipsis;
        width: 400px;
      }

      .controls:focus {
        border-color: #4d90fe;
      }

      .title {
        font-weight: bold;
      }

      #infowindow-content {
        display: none;
      }

      #map #infowindow-content {
        display: inline;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      // This sample uses the Place Autocomplete widget to allow the user to search
      // for and select a place. The sample then displays an info window containing
      // the place ID and other information about the place that the user has
      // selected.
      // 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">
      function initMap() {
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          center: { lat: -33.8688, lng: 151.2195 },
          zoom: 13,
        });
        const input = document.getElementById("pac-input");
        const autocomplete = new google.maps.places.Autocomplete(input);
        autocomplete.bindTo("bounds", map);
        // Specify just the place data fields that you need.
        autocomplete.setFields(["place_id", "geometry", "name"]);
        map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_LEFT].push(input);
        const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
        const infowindowContent = document.getElementById("infowindow-content");
        infowindow.setContent(infowindowContent);
        const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map: map });
        marker.addListener("click", () => {
          infowindow.open(map, marker);
        });
        autocomplete.addListener("place_changed", () => {
          infowindow.close();
          const place = autocomplete.getPlace();

          if (!place.geometry) {
            return;
          }

          if (place.geometry.viewport) {
            map.fitBounds(place.geometry.viewport);
          } else {
            map.setCenter(place.geometry.location);
            map.setZoom(17);
          }
          // Set the position of the marker using the place ID and location.
          marker.setPlace({
            placeId: place.place_id,
            location: place.geometry.location,
          });
          marker.setVisible(true);
          infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-name").textContent =
            place.name;
          infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-id").textContent =
            place.place_id;
          infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-address").textContent =
            place.formatted_address;
          infowindow.open(map, marker);
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div style="display: none">
      <input
        id="pac-input"
        class="controls"
        type="text"
        placeholder="Enter a location"
      />
    </div>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <div id="infowindow-content">
      <span id="place-name" class="title"></span><br />
      <strong>Place ID:</strong> <span id="place-id"></span><br />
      <span id="place-address"></span>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
// This sample uses the Place Autocomplete widget to allow the user to search // for and select a place. The sample then displays an info window containing // the place ID and other information about the place that the user has // selected. // 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"> function initMap() { const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { center: { lat: -33.8688, lng: 151.2195 }, zoom: 13, }); const input = document.getElementById("pac-input"); const autocomplete = new google.maps.places.Autocomplete(input); autocomplete.bindTo("bounds", map); // Specify just the place data fields that you need. autocomplete.setFields(["place_id", "geometry", "name"]); map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_LEFT].push(input); const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(); const infowindowContent = document.getElementById("infowindow-content"); infowindow.setContent(infowindowContent); const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map: map }); marker.addListener("click", () => { infowindow.open(map, marker); }); autocomplete.addListener("place_changed", () => { infowindow.close(); const place = autocomplete.getPlace(); if (!place.geometry) { return; } if (place.geometry.viewport) { map.fitBounds(place.geometry.viewport); } else { map.setCenter(place.geometry.location); map.setZoom(17); } // Set the position of the marker using the place ID and location. marker.setPlace({ placeId: place.place_id, location: place.geometry.location, }); marker.setVisible(true); infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-name").textContent = place.name; infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-id").textContent = place.place_id; infowindowContent.children.namedItem("place-address").textContent = place.formatted_address; infowindow.open(map, marker); }); }
/* 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; } .controls { background-color: #fff; border-radius: 2px; border: 1px solid transparent; box-shadow: 0 2px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Roboto; font-size: 15px; font-weight: 300; height: 29px; margin-left: 17px; margin-top: 10px; outline: none; padding: 0 11px 0 13px; text-overflow: ellipsis; width: 400px; } .controls:focus { border-color: #4d90fe; } .title { font-weight: bold; } #infowindow-content { display: none; } #map #infowindow-content { display: inline; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Place ID Finder</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&callback=initMap&libraries=places&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div style="display: none"> <input id="pac-input" class="controls" type="text" placeholder="Enter a location" /> </div> <div id="map"></div> <div id="infowindow-content"> <span id="place-name" class="title"></span><br /> <strong>Place ID:</strong> <span id="place-id"></span><br /> <span id="place-address"></span> </div> </body> </html>

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