Google Maps default location based on previous answer

3 years 3 months ago #114880 by jgarton77
jgarton77 created the topic: Google Maps default location based on previous answer
I would like to have the user be able to put in a rough address or county and have the Google maps default to that approximate location, then prompting them to adjust the pin to a more detailed location.

Working on an online permit application process where the user should be able to pick the location of the proposed project.

Thank you for any tips!

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3 years 3 months ago #114909 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Google Maps default location based on previous answer
You could use the Google Maps Geocoding Service .

Place a new short-text question directly before the map question and then place this script in the source of the map question. The script adds a button to the new short-text that, when clicked, geocodes the input address and moves the map and marker accordingly.

<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">	
	$(document).ready(function() {
		// Identify the elements
		var mapQ = $('#question{QID}');
		var mapInput = $('input.text.location', mapQ);
		var mapSGQA = mapInput.attr('id').replace(/answer/, '').replace(/_c/, '');
		var map = gmaps[mapSGQA+'_c'];
		var marker = gmaps['marker__'+mapSGQA+'_c'];
		var addressQ = mapQ.prevAll('.text-short:eq(0)');
		var addressInput = $('input.text', addressQ);
		// Add a "Search" button
		addressInput.after('<button class="geocode" type="button">Move Map</button>');
		// Wait for the maps to load
		google.maps.event.addListenerOnce(map, 'idle', function(){
			// Initialize geocoder
			var geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
			// Geocode look-up function
			function codeAddress() {
				var address = addressInput.val();
				geocoder.geocode( { 'address': address}, function(results, status) {
					if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {
						// Move the map and marker
						// Record the new position
						mapInput.val(Math.round(results[0]*10000)/10000 + " " + Math.round(results[0].geometry.location.lng()*10000)/10000);
					else {
						alert("The search was not successful for the following reason: " + status);
			$('button.geocode').click(function(e) {

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