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Google Maps smartinfowindow position

Posted on 2013-11-27
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I am trying to change the infowindow in Google maps to the smartinfowindow but for some reason the position of the infowindow is wrong. I never had this issue with the standard infowindow, only the smartinfowindow.

I have found that if I remove position: relative from the map canvas using Firefox inspector the map moves to the top left of the window and the viewport seems to extend to the width of the window which results in the smartinfowindows then being in the correct position.

So is there something I'm missing?

I create the markers with the following:

for (var i = 0; i < data.locations.length; i++) {

    var dataPhoto = data.locations[i];
    var latLng = new google.maps.LatLng(dataPhoto.latitude,dataPhoto.longitude);

latlngbounds.extend( latLng );

var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    position: latLng,
    icon: 'http://www.irishcottageholidays.com/images/cottage1.png'
}); 

listenMarker(map,marker,InfoWindow,dataPhoto.mID)

    markers.push(marker);
}

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And then to create the smartinfowindow:

function listenMarker (map,marker,InfoWindow,mID){
google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
    load_content(map,this,InfoWindow,mID);
});

function load_content(map,marker,InfoWindow,mID){
    var $j = jQuery.noConflict();
    $j.ajax({
        type : 'GET',
        url : '/ajax/map_popup.asp',
        data: {
            mID : mID
        },
        success: function(result){
            new SmartInfoWindow({position: marker.getPosition(), map: map, content: result});
        }
    });
}

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Originally I created the infowindows using:

InfoWindow.setOptions({
    disableAutoPan: true,
    maxWidth: 280
});
InfoWindow.setContent(result);
InfoWindow.open(map, marker);

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And this worked but now I've changed to the smartinfowindow, it loads the infowindow but not in the right position.

Below is the image of the smartinfowindow after clicking on the circled marker:
Map with smartinfowindow out of position
Here is the page when I have removed position: relative from the map canvas:
Map with position: relative removed from map canvas
Thanks for all help in advance.
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Question by:Orroland
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by:Orroland
ID: 39680357
If it helps I was working from the example here
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by:Orroland
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I have found a solution where I have just added a value to the top and left position set in the smartinfowindow.js file to position the window on the marker
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by:Orroland
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I now have an issue with the smartinfowindow not closing when opening another and have been unable to achieve this so far. Everything I've found so far seem to apply to the standard infowindows and don't work on the smartinfowindow.

Thanks again for all help in advance.
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Tom Beck earned 500 total points
ID: 39683710
SmartInfoWindow creates a div to contain the content of the infowindow and appends it to the body. It's position is set to absolute relative to the body. It assumes your map is in the top left corner of the document.

The simple solution is to absolute position the SmartInfoWindow relative to the map canvas instead of the body. To do this you must edit the smartinfowindow.js file on line 178.

Instead of:

document.body.appendChild(div);

Replace with:

var mapDiv = document.getElementById("map");
mapDiv.appendChild(div);


With "map" as the id of the div that holds the map.
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by:Tom Beck
Tom Beck earned 500 total points
ID: 39683756
This may work in your case for closing any opened SmartInfoWindows when you open another.

function listenMarker (map,marker,InfoWindow,mID){
    google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
        if ($('#map > div').length > 1) { $('#map >div:last-child').remove(); }
        load_content(map,this,InfoWindow,mID);
    });
}

It assumes you have jquery on the page already and no other google map add-ons are creating divs inside the map div.
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by:Orroland
ID: 39683797
Thanks for the help, both solutions worked perfectly :-)
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