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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
Continue

Save a Place

Read the documentation or view this example full screen.

// When you add a marker using a Place instead of a location, the Maps
// API will automatically add a 'Save to Google Maps' link to any info
// window associated with that marker.
function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 17,
    center: {lat: -33.8666, lng: 151.1958}
  });

  var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    map: map,
    // Define the place with a location, and a query string.
    place: {
      location: {lat: -33.8666, lng: 151.1958},
      query: 'Google, Sydney, Australia'

    },
    // Attributions help users find your site again.
    attribution: {
      source: 'Google Maps JavaScript API',
      webUrl: 'https://developers.google.com/maps/'
    }
  });

  // Construct a new InfoWindow.
  var infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
    content: 'Google Sydney'
  });

  // Opens the InfoWindow when marker is clicked.
  marker.addListener('click', function() {
    infoWindow.open(map, marker);
  });
}
<div id="map"></div>
/* 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;
}
<!-- Replace the value of the key parameter with your own API key. -->
<script async defer
src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3.27&key=AIzaSyCkUOdZ5y7hMm0yrcCQoCvLwzdM6M8s5qk&signed_in=true&callback=initMap">
</script>

Try it yourself

Hover at top right of the code block to copy the code or open it in JSFiddle.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Save a Place</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <style>
      /* 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>
      // When you add a marker using a Place instead of a location, the Maps
      // API will automatically add a 'Save to Google Maps' link to any info
      // window associated with that marker.
      function initMap() {
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          zoom: 17,
          center: {lat: -33.8666, lng: 151.1958}
        });

        var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
          map: map,
          // Define the place with a location, and a query string.
          place: {
            location: {lat: -33.8666, lng: 151.1958},
            query: 'Google, Sydney, Australia'

          },
          // Attributions help users find your site again.
          attribution: {
            source: 'Google Maps JavaScript API',
            webUrl: 'https://developers.google.com/maps/'
          }
        });

        // Construct a new InfoWindow.
        var infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
          content: 'Google Sydney'
        });

        // Opens the InfoWindow when marker is clicked.
        marker.addListener('click', function() {
          infoWindow.open(map, marker);
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script async defer
    src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3.27&key=YOUR_API_KEY&signed_in=true&callback=initMap">
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

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