Simple Polylines

This example creates a two-pixel-wide red polyline that shows the path of the first trans-Pacific flight between Oakland, CA, and Brisbane, Australia.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

// This example creates a 2-pixel-wide red polyline showing the path of
// the first trans-Pacific flight between Oakland, CA, and Brisbane,
// Australia which was made by Charles Kingsford Smith.

function initMap(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 3,
      center: { lat: 0, lng: -180 },
      mapTypeId: "terrain",
    }
  );

  const flightPlanCoordinates = [
    { lat: 37.772, lng: -122.214 },
    { lat: 21.291, lng: -157.821 },
    { lat: -18.142, lng: 178.431 },
    { lat: -27.467, lng: 153.027 },
  ];
  const flightPath = new google.maps.Polyline({
    path: flightPlanCoordinates,
    geodesic: true,
    strokeColor: "#FF0000",
    strokeOpacity: 1.0,
    strokeWeight: 2,
  });

  flightPath.setMap(map);
}

JavaScript

// This example creates a 2-pixel-wide red polyline showing the path of
// the first trans-Pacific flight between Oakland, CA, and Brisbane,
// Australia which was made by Charles Kingsford Smith.
function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 3,
    center: { lat: 0, lng: -180 },
    mapTypeId: "terrain",
  });
  const flightPlanCoordinates = [
    { lat: 37.772, lng: -122.214 },
    { lat: 21.291, lng: -157.821 },
    { lat: -18.142, lng: 178.431 },
    { lat: -27.467, lng: 153.027 },
  ];
  const flightPath = new google.maps.Polyline({
    path: flightPlanCoordinates,
    geodesic: true,
    strokeColor: "#FF0000",
    strokeOpacity: 1.0,
    strokeWeight: 2,
  });
  flightPath.setMap(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>Simple Polylines</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="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Simple Polylines</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;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      // This example creates a 2-pixel-wide red polyline showing the path of
      // the first trans-Pacific flight between Oakland, CA, and Brisbane,
      // Australia which was made by Charles Kingsford Smith.
      function initMap() {
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 3,
          center: { lat: 0, lng: -180 },
          mapTypeId: "terrain",
        });
        const flightPlanCoordinates = [
          { lat: 37.772, lng: -122.214 },
          { lat: 21.291, lng: -157.821 },
          { lat: -18.142, lng: 178.431 },
          { lat: -27.467, lng: 153.027 },
        ];
        const flightPath = new google.maps.Polyline({
          path: flightPlanCoordinates,
          geodesic: true,
          strokeColor: "#FF0000",
          strokeOpacity: 1.0,
          strokeWeight: 2,
        });
        flightPath.setMap(map);
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
// This example creates a 2-pixel-wide red polyline showing the path of // the first trans-Pacific flight between Oakland, CA, and Brisbane, // Australia which was made by Charles Kingsford Smith. function initMap() { const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 3, center: { lat: 0, lng: -180 }, mapTypeId: "terrain", }); const flightPlanCoordinates = [ { lat: 37.772, lng: -122.214 }, { lat: 21.291, lng: -157.821 }, { lat: -18.142, lng: 178.431 }, { lat: -27.467, lng: 153.027 }, ]; const flightPath = new google.maps.Polyline({ path: flightPlanCoordinates, geodesic: true, strokeColor: "#FF0000", strokeOpacity: 1.0, strokeWeight: 2, }); flightPath.setMap(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>Simple Polylines</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="map"></div> </body> </html>

Create a starter application from sample

A skeleton starter application using TypeScript, Webpack, and Babel can be generated from this sample using one of the methods below.

Run Locally

Node.js is required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM.

npx @googlemaps/js-samples init polyline-simple DESTINATION_FOLDER

Run in Google Cloud Shell

Google Cloud Shell is an interactive shell environment for Google Cloud Platform that makes it easy for you to learn and experiment with GCP and manage your projects and resources from your web browser.

Run in Cloud Shell