Google Maps API Create google maps object

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In this example you will learn how to create a map object for google map.

Here you can view the output of the example and you can also "try it yourself" by clicking on "Live Demo" button given at the bottom.

Syntax

//Loading google maps by using API javascript library
<script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js"> </script>  

//Create google map container
<div id="map"></div>

//Creating map object
var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {  
	 center: lat_lng, // set default lat and lng
	 zoom:6,  // set default zoom
	 mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP // set default map type
});

Example Create a Map Object

<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
<head><!-- www.techstrikers.com --> 
<title>Create a Map Object</title>
  <style>
 html, body {  
	height: 100%;  
	margin: 0;  
	padding: 0;  
  }  
  #map {  
	height: 99%; 
	 width: 99%;
  }
</style>
//loading google maps by using API javascript library
<script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js"> </script> 
 <script>
//Set google map API properties like map center, defsult map type zoom etc. 
function initialize() {
     var lat_lng = {lat: 20.08672, lng: 78.42444};  
    var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {  
         center: lat_lng, // set default lat and lng
         zoom:6,  // set default zoom
         mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP // set default map type
    });
}
google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="map"></div>
</body>
</html>

Above example will produce following output

Live Demo

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