Using Google Maps With jQuery – GMAP3

Inserting Google Maps into web pages is already easy with the simplicity Google offers in all of their products.

However, things can get easier with GMAP3 jQuery plugin if you are planning to use maps with advanced features (like overlays or callbacks).


There are simplified functions provided for the popular uses of Google Maps API that would normally require much more coding like:

  • getAddress – which returns a google.maps.GeocoderResult from a google.maps.LatLng
  • getRoute – which returns a google.maps.DirectionsResult from a google.maps.DirectionsRequest

It is also possible to use the native Google maps functions within the plugin for maximum flexibility.