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Displaying Text Directions With setPanel()

This example demonstrates the use of the DirectionsRenderer object to display a directions panel.

Select a new start and end point to see the directions render on the map and inside the directions panel to the right of the map.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

function initMap(): void {
  const directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer();
  const directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 7,
      center: { lat: 41.85, lng: -87.65 }
    }
  );
  directionsRenderer.setMap(map);
  directionsRenderer.setPanel(
    document.getElementById("right-panel") as HTMLElement
  );

  const control = document.getElementById("floating-panel") as HTMLElement;
  control.style.display = "block";
  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(control);

  const onChangeHandler = function() {
    calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer);
  };
  (document.getElementById("start") as HTMLElement).addEventListener(
    "change",
    onChangeHandler
  );
  (document.getElementById("end") as HTMLElement).addEventListener(
    "change",
    onChangeHandler
  );
}

function calculateAndDisplayRoute(
  directionsService: google.maps.DirectionsService,
  directionsRenderer: google.maps.DirectionsRenderer
) {
  const start = (document.getElementById("start") as HTMLInputElement).value;
  const end = (document.getElementById("end") as HTMLInputElement).value;
  directionsService.route(
    {
      origin: start,
      destination: end,
      travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING
    },
    (response, status) => {
      if (status === "OK") {
        directionsRenderer.setDirections(response);
      } else {
        window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status);
      }
    }
  );
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer();
  const directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 7,
    center: { lat: 41.85, lng: -87.65 }
  });
  directionsRenderer.setMap(map);
  directionsRenderer.setPanel(document.getElementById("right-panel"));
  const control = document.getElementById("floating-panel");
  control.style.display = "block";
  map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(control);

  const onChangeHandler = function() {
    calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer);
  };
  document.getElementById("start").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler);
  document.getElementById("end").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler);
}

function calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer) {
  const start = document.getElementById("start").value;
  const end = document.getElementById("end").value;
  directionsService.route(
    {
      origin: start,
      destination: end,
      travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING
    },
    (response, status) => {
      if (status === "OK") {
        directionsRenderer.setDirections(response);
      } else {
        window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status);
      }
    }
  );
}

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;
}

#floating-panel {
  position: absolute;
  top: 10px;
  left: 25%;
  z-index: 5;
  background-color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border: 1px solid #999;
  text-align: center;
  font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}

#right-panel {
  font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}

#right-panel select,
#right-panel input {
  font-size: 15px;
}

#right-panel select {
  width: 100%;
}

#right-panel i {
  font-size: 12px;
}

#right-panel {
  height: 100%;
  float: right;
  width: 390px;
  overflow: auto;
}

#map {
  margin-right: 400px;
}

#floating-panel {
  background: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  font-size: 14px;
  font-family: Arial;
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  box-shadow: 0 2px 2px rgba(33, 33, 33, 0.4);
  display: none;
}

@media print {
  #map {
    height: 500px;
    margin: 0;
  }

  #right-panel {
    float: none;
    width: auto;
  }
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Displaying Text Directions With setPanel()</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=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./app.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="floating-panel">
      <strong>Start:</strong>
      <select id="start">
        <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
        <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
        <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
        <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
        <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
        <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
        <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
        <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
        <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
        <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
        <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
        <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
      </select>
      <br />
      <strong>End:</strong>
      <select id="end">
        <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
        <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
        <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
        <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
        <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
        <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
        <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
        <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
        <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
        <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
        <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
        <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
      </select>
    </div>
    <div id="right-panel"></div>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Displaying Text Directions With setPanel()</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=&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;
      }

      #floating-panel {
        position: absolute;
        top: 10px;
        left: 25%;
        z-index: 5;
        background-color: #fff;
        padding: 5px;
        border: 1px solid #999;
        text-align: center;
        font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
        line-height: 30px;
        padding-left: 10px;
      }

      #right-panel {
        font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
        line-height: 30px;
        padding-left: 10px;
      }

      #right-panel select,
      #right-panel input {
        font-size: 15px;
      }

      #right-panel select {
        width: 100%;
      }

      #right-panel i {
        font-size: 12px;
      }

      #right-panel {
        height: 100%;
        float: right;
        width: 390px;
        overflow: auto;
      }

      #map {
        margin-right: 400px;
      }

      #floating-panel {
        background: #fff;
        padding: 5px;
        font-size: 14px;
        font-family: Arial;
        border: 1px solid #ccc;
        box-shadow: 0 2px 2px rgba(33, 33, 33, 0.4);
        display: none;
      }

      @media print {
        #map {
          height: 500px;
          margin: 0;
        }

        #right-panel {
          float: none;
          width: auto;
        }
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      "use strict";

      function initMap() {
        const directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer();
        const directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 7,
          center: {
            lat: 41.85,
            lng: -87.65
          }
        });
        directionsRenderer.setMap(map);
        directionsRenderer.setPanel(document.getElementById("right-panel"));
        const control = document.getElementById("floating-panel");
        control.style.display = "block";
        map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(control);

        const onChangeHandler = function() {
          calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer);
        };

        document
          .getElementById("start")
          .addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler);
        document
          .getElementById("end")
          .addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler);
      }

      function calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer) {
        const start = document.getElementById("start").value;
        const end = document.getElementById("end").value;
        directionsService.route(
          {
            origin: start,
            destination: end,
            travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING
          },
          (response, status) => {
            if (status === "OK") {
              directionsRenderer.setDirections(response);
            } else {
              window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status);
            }
          }
        );
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="floating-panel">
      <strong>Start:</strong>
      <select id="start">
        <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
        <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
        <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
        <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
        <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
        <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
        <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
        <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
        <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
        <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
        <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
        <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
      </select>
      <br />
      <strong>End:</strong>
      <select id="end">
        <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option>
        <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option>
        <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option>
        <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option>
        <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option>
        <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option>
        <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option>
        <option value="winona, az">Winona</option>
        <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option>
        <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option>
        <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option>
        <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option>
      </select>
    </div>
    <div id="right-panel"></div>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
"use strict"; function initMap() { const directionsRenderer = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer(); const directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService(); const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 7, center: { lat: 41.85, lng: -87.65 } }); directionsRenderer.setMap(map); directionsRenderer.setPanel(document.getElementById("right-panel")); const control = document.getElementById("floating-panel"); control.style.display = "block"; map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER].push(control); const onChangeHandler = function() { calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer); }; document.getElementById("start").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler); document.getElementById("end").addEventListener("change", onChangeHandler); } function calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsRenderer) { const start = document.getElementById("start").value; const end = document.getElementById("end").value; directionsService.route( { origin: start, destination: end, travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING }, (response, status) => { if (status === "OK") { directionsRenderer.setDirections(response); } else { window.alert("Directions request failed due to " + status); } } ); }
/* 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; } #floating-panel { position: absolute; top: 10px; left: 25%; z-index: 5; background-color: #fff; padding: 5px; border: 1px solid #999; text-align: center; font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif"; line-height: 30px; padding-left: 10px; } #right-panel { font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif"; line-height: 30px; padding-left: 10px; } #right-panel select, #right-panel input { font-size: 15px; } #right-panel select { width: 100%; } #right-panel i { font-size: 12px; } #right-panel { height: 100%; float: right; width: 390px; overflow: auto; } #map { margin-right: 400px; } #floating-panel { background: #fff; padding: 5px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial; border: 1px solid #ccc; box-shadow: 0 2px 2px rgba(33, 33, 33, 0.4); display: none; } @media print { #map { height: 500px; margin: 0; } #right-panel { float: none; width: auto; } }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Displaying Text Directions With setPanel()</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=&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="floating-panel"> <strong>Start:</strong> <select id="start"> <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option> <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option> <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option> <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option> <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option> <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option> <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option> <option value="winona, az">Winona</option> <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option> <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option> <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option> <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option> </select> <br /> <strong>End:</strong> <select id="end"> <option value="chicago, il">Chicago</option> <option value="st louis, mo">St Louis</option> <option value="joplin, mo">Joplin, MO</option> <option value="oklahoma city, ok">Oklahoma City</option> <option value="amarillo, tx">Amarillo</option> <option value="gallup, nm">Gallup, NM</option> <option value="flagstaff, az">Flagstaff, AZ</option> <option value="winona, az">Winona</option> <option value="kingman, az">Kingman</option> <option value="barstow, ca">Barstow</option> <option value="san bernardino, ca">San Bernardino</option> <option value="los angeles, ca">Los Angeles</option> </select> </div> <div id="right-panel"></div> <div id="map"></div> </body> </html>

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