Retrieving Autocomplete Predictions

This example executes a query prediction request for the phrase "pizza near Syd" and displays the results as an HTML list.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

// This example retrieves autocomplete predictions programmatically from the
// autocomplete service, and displays them as an HTML list.
// 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 initService(): void {
  const displaySuggestions = function (
    predictions: google.maps.places.QueryAutocompletePrediction[] | null,
    status: google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus
  ) {
    if (status != google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK || !predictions) {
      alert(status);
      return;
    }

    predictions.forEach((prediction) => {
      const li = document.createElement("li");

      li.appendChild(document.createTextNode(prediction.description));
      (document.getElementById("results") as HTMLUListElement).appendChild(li);
    });
  };

  const service = new google.maps.places.AutocompleteService();

  service.getQueryPredictions({ input: "pizza near Syd" }, displaySuggestions);
}

declare global {
  interface Window {
    initService: () => void;
  }
}
window.initService = initService;

JavaScript

// This example retrieves autocomplete predictions programmatically from the
// autocomplete service, and displays them as an HTML list.
// 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 initService() {
  const displaySuggestions = function (predictions, status) {
    if (status != google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK || !predictions) {
      alert(status);
      return;
    }

    predictions.forEach((prediction) => {
      const li = document.createElement("li");

      li.appendChild(document.createTextNode(prediction.description));
      document.getElementById("results").appendChild(li);
    });
  };

  const service = new google.maps.places.AutocompleteService();

  service.getQueryPredictions({ input: "pizza near Syd" }, displaySuggestions);
}

window.initService = initService;

CSS

HTML

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Retrieving Autocomplete Predictions</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script type="module" src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p>Query suggestions for 'pizza near Syd':</p>
    <ul id="results"></ul>

    <!-- 
     The `defer` attribute causes the callback to execute after the full HTML
     document has been parsed. For non-blocking uses, avoiding race conditions,
     and consistent behavior across browsers, consider loading using Promises
     with https://www.npmjs.com/package/@googlemaps/js-api-loader.
    -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initService&libraries=places&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></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-places-queryprediction https://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