Gmaps Helper for quick set up


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Google Maps Helper

A small utility that helps build google maps. Vanilla JS with lodash/core dependency.


yarn add @djforth/gmaps_helper
npm install --save @djforth/gmaps_helper

Setting up HTML

<div id='google-map-id' data-map='{\'pins\':{\'id\':1,\'lat\':50.722273,\'lng\':-1.873244,\'infowindow\':\'<div class='details'><h3>My Info Window</h3><p>My Address, Some Town. Postcode</p></div>\'}}'> </div>

The data map object can also pass config data or pins as an array.

Basic set up is

  import Maps from '@djforth/gmaps_helper';
  var map = Maps('[gmaps key goes here]')

The constructor is passed id of the div you wish to apply the map. Also the google map key, go here to set one up - https://console.developers.google.com/flows/enableapi?apiid=maps_backend&keyType=CLIENT_SIDE&reusekey=true

You can also update the googlemaps config like so (see https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/3.exp/reference#MapOptions)

const map = Maps("[gmaps key goes here]")
  .addConfig("google-map-id", configObj)

Add center (id of map, latitude, longitude)

const map = Maps("[gmaps key goes here]")
  .addCenter("google-map-id", 50.722273, -1.873244)

Add Map type (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/3.exp/reference#MapTypeId)

const map = Maps("[gmaps key goes here]")
  .addType("google-map-id", "HYBRID")

Add Plugins (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/libraries)

var map = Maps("[gmaps key goes here]")
  .addLibraries("google-map-id", "geometry")

Add callback returns google map object:

var map = Maps("[gmaps key goes here]").addCallback(function(
  maps /* Array of maps [{map, options}]*/
) {
  // do something with maps...

Bug reports

If you discover any bugs, feel free to create an issue on GitHub. Please add as much information as possible to help us fixing the possible bug. We also encourage you to help even more by forking and sending us a pull request.



If you'd like to contribute, gmaps_helper is written using babel in ES6.

Please make sure any additional code should be covered in tests (Jasmine using karma).

If you need to run the test please use:

npm test

or to rebuild the JS run:

npm run build


Adrian Stainforth (https://github.com/djforth)


gmaps_helper is an open source project falling under the MIT License. By using, distributing, or contributing to this project, you accept and agree that all code within the gmaps_helper project are licensed under MIT license.


If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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