Abram Abram - 6 months ago 180
jQuery Question

Google Maps: Get click or marker (x,y) pixel coordinates inside marker click listener

I am trying to display completely custom info windows over map markers on marker click. I have successfully implemented this answer to get a div to show over a map-canvas click... but I am not able to replicate it on a marker click.

Is it possible to get the markers pixel position inside of the marker click function, and suppress the normal infowindow to show the desired custom infowindow?

I tried this:

google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function(args) {
var x=args.pixel.x+$('#map').offset().left; //we clicked here
var y=args.pixel.y;

info.style.left=x+'px';
info.style.top=y+'px';
info.style.display='block';
});


but in the console, I see:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'x' of undefined

Answer

A marker click event returns a MouseClickEvent

The only documented property of a MouseClickEvent is:

latLng LatLng The latitude/longitude that was below the cursor when the event occurred.

To convert that into a pixel position use the fromLatLngToContainerPixel method of MapCanvasProjection:

    google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function (e) {
       var point = overlay.getProjection().fromLatLngToDivPixel(e.latLng); 
            info.style.left = point.x + 'px';
            info.style.top = point.y + 'px';
            info.style.display = 'block';
    });

working fiddle

code snippet:

var geocoder;
var map;
var overlay;

function initialize() {
    var map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map_canvas"), {
        center: new google.maps.LatLng(37.4419, -122.1419),
        zoom: 13,
        mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
    });
    var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
        map: map,
        draggable: true,
        position: map.getCenter()
    });

    google.maps.event.addListener(map, 'projection_changed', function () {
        overlay = new google.maps.OverlayView();
        overlay.draw = function () {};
        overlay.setMap(map);

        var info = document.getElementById('myinfo');
        google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function (e) {
           var point = overlay.getProjection().fromLatLngToContainerPixel(e.latLng); 
                info.style.left = (point.x - 100)+ 'px';
                info.style.top = (point.y) + 'px';
                info.style.display = 'block';
        });
        google.maps.event.addListener(map, 'center_changed', function (e) {
            var point = overlay.getProjection().fromLatLngToContainerPixel(marker.getPosition()); 
                info.style.left = (point.x - 100)+ 'px';
                info.style.top = (point.y) + 'px';
                info.style.display = 'block';
        });
                google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'drag', function (e) {
           var point = overlay.getProjection().fromLatLngToContainerPixel(marker.getPosition()); 
                info.style.left = (point.x - 100)+ 'px';
                info.style.top = (point.y) + 'px';
                info.style.display = 'block';
        });
        
    });
}
google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, "load", initialize);
html,
body,
#map_canvas {
  height: 100%;
  width: 100%;
  margin: 0px;
  padding: 0px
}
div.info {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 999;
  width: 200px;
  height: 50px;
  display: none;
  background-color: #fff;
  border: 3px solid #ebebeb;
  padding: 10px;
}
<script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js"></script>
<div id="map_canvas" style="border: 2px solid #3872ac;"></div>
<div id="myinfo" class="info">
  <p>I am a div on top of a google map ..</p>
</div>

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