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.

  1. Reply Thomas June 3, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    This is a really great plugin,

    Thanks for this work.

  2. Reply Joakim Hedlund June 3, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    It bugs me that there are no plugins that make creating custom tile layers easier. But this seems like a neat plugin for the common map modder.

  3. Reply sh4r August 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Latest version of gmap3 (4.0) has been released yesterday

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