Marker Labels

This example creates a map where each click by the user creates a marker that's labeled with a single alphabetical character.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

// In the following example, markers appear when the user clicks on the map.
// Each marker is labeled with a single alphabetical character.
const labels = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ";
let labelIndex = 0;

function initMap(): void {
  const bangalore = { lat: 12.97, lng: 77.59 };
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 12,
      center: bangalore,
    }
  );

  // This event listener calls addMarker() when the map is clicked.
  google.maps.event.addListener(map, "click", (event) => {
    addMarker(event.latLng, map);
  });

  // Add a marker at the center of the map.
  addMarker(bangalore, map);
}

// Adds a marker to the map.
function addMarker(location: google.maps.LatLngLiteral, map: google.maps.Map) {
  // Add the marker at the clicked location, and add the next-available label
  // from the array of alphabetical characters.
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: location,
    label: labels[labelIndex++ % labels.length],
    map: map,
  });
}

JavaScript

// In the following example, markers appear when the user clicks on the map.
// Each marker is labeled with a single alphabetical character.
const labels = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ";
let labelIndex = 0;

function initMap() {
  const bangalore = { lat: 12.97, lng: 77.59 };
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: bangalore,
  });
  // This event listener calls addMarker() when the map is clicked.
  google.maps.event.addListener(map, "click", (event) => {
    addMarker(event.latLng, map);
  });
  // Add a marker at the center of the map.
  addMarker(bangalore, map);
}

// Adds a marker to the map.
function addMarker(location, map) {
  // Add the marker at the clicked location, and add the next-available label
  // from the array of alphabetical characters.
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: location,
    label: labels[labelIndex++ % labels.length],
    map: map,
  });
}

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;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Marker Labels</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Marker Labels</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></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;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      // In the following example, markers appear when the user clicks on the map.
      // Each marker is labeled with a single alphabetical character.
      const labels = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ";
      let labelIndex = 0;

      function initMap() {
        const bangalore = { lat: 12.97, lng: 77.59 };
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 12,
          center: bangalore,
        });
        // This event listener calls addMarker() when the map is clicked.
        google.maps.event.addListener(map, "click", (event) => {
          addMarker(event.latLng, map);
        });
        // Add a marker at the center of the map.
        addMarker(bangalore, map);
      }

      // Adds a marker to the map.
      function addMarker(location, map) {
        // Add the marker at the clicked location, and add the next-available label
        // from the array of alphabetical characters.
        new google.maps.Marker({
          position: location,
          label: labels[labelIndex++ % labels.length],
          map: map,
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
// In the following example, markers appear when the user clicks on the map. // Each marker is labeled with a single alphabetical character. const labels = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"; let labelIndex = 0; function initMap() { const bangalore = { lat: 12.97, lng: 77.59 }; const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 12, center: bangalore, }); // This event listener calls addMarker() when the map is clicked. google.maps.event.addListener(map, "click", (event) => { addMarker(event.latLng, map); }); // Add a marker at the center of the map. addMarker(bangalore, map); } // Adds a marker to the map. function addMarker(location, map) { // Add the marker at the clicked location, and add the next-available label // from the array of alphabetical characters. new google.maps.Marker({ position: location, label: labels[labelIndex++ % labels.length], map: map, }); }
/* 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; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Marker Labels</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. --> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" async ></script> </body> </html>