The Place Searches sample demonstrates how to use the
method to locate a place, and then create and add a marker for it to the map.
Read the documentation.
Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.
git clone -b sample-place-search https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with
git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME