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Hi all.

I have the code below that displays markers for the addresses in my MySQL table. Currently when you click a marker it will display the name, address, city , state, zip code and type.

I would like for it to show just the name in a label when the map is displayed and if the user clicks a marker then it will display the detail information I listed above (i.e. name, address, city etc.)

How can I do this?

<!DOCTYPE html >
  <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
    <title>Builder Community Map</title>    
    <script type="text/javascript" src="<script type="text/javascript" src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    

    var customIcons = {
      Builder: {
        icon: 'http://labs.google.com/ridefinder/images/mm_20_blue.png'
      },
      Community: {
        icon: 'http://labs.google.com/ridefinder/images/mm_20_red.png'
      }
    };

    function load() {
      var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
        center: new google.maps.LatLng(25.976562, -80.377640),
        zoom: 12,
        mapTypeId: 'roadmap'
      });
      var infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow;

      downloadUrl("GetBuilderCommunityMapAddresses.php", function(data) {
        var xml = data.responseXML;
        var markers = xml.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("marker");
        for (var i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {
          var name = markers[i].getAttribute("name");
          var address = markers[i].getAttribute("address");
          var city = markers[i].getAttribute("city");
          var state = markers[i].getAttribute("state");
          var zipcode = markers[i].getAttribute("zipcode");
          var type = markers[i].getAttribute("type");
          var point = new google.maps.LatLng(
              parseFloat(markers[i].getAttribute("lat")),
              parseFloat(markers[i].getAttribute("lng")));
          //var html = "<b>" + name + "</b> <br/>" + address;
          var html = "<b>" + name + "</b> <br/>" + address+ "<br/>" + city + ", " + state + " " + zipcode + "<br/>" + type;
          var icon = customIcons[type] || {};
          var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
            map: map,
            position: point,
            icon: icon.icon
          });
          
          bindInfoWindow(marker, map, infoWindow, html);
          
         
          
        }
      });
    }

    function bindInfoWindow(marker, map, infoWindow, html) {
      google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
        infoWindow.setContent(html);
        infoWindow.open(map, marker);
      });
    }

    function downloadUrl(url, callback) {
      var request = window.ActiveXObject ?
          new ActiveXObject('Microsoft.XMLHTTP') :
          new XMLHttpRequest;

      request.onreadystatechange = function() {
        if (request.readyState == 4) {
          request.onreadystatechange = doNothing;
          callback(request, request.status);
        }
      };

      request.open('GET', url, true);
      request.send(null);
    }

    function doNothing() {}

    //]]>

  </script>

  </head>

  <body onload="load()">
    <div id="map" style="width: 800px; height: 900px"></div>
  </body>

</html>

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Question by:Sim1980
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ID: 40427370
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by:Sim1980
ID: 40427566
Ok. I tried using the MarkerWithLabel in my code below, but it doesn't show the labels and it does not show the markers. When I comment out the MarkerWithLabel and use Marker instead then I see the markers and obviously no labels.

What am I doing wrong with the code?

<!DOCTYPE html >
  <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
    <title>Builder Community Map</title>  
    
    <style type="text/css">
   .labels {
     color: red;
     background-color: white;
     font-family: "Lucida Grande", "Arial", sans-serif;
     font-size: 10px;
     font-weight: bold;
     text-align: center;
     width: 40px;     
     border: 2px solid black;
     white-space: nowrap;
   }
 </style>
      
   <script type="text/javascript" src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="markerwithlabel.js"></script>
    
    
    <script type="text/javascript">

    var customIcons = {
      Builder: {
        icon: 'http://labs.google.com/ridefinder/images/mm_20_blue.png'
      },
      Community: {
        icon: 'http://labs.google.com/ridefinder/images/mm_20_red.png'
      }
    };

    function load() {
      var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
        center: new google.maps.LatLng(33, -33),
        zoom: 12,
        mapTypeId: 'roadmap'
      });
      var infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow;

      downloadUrl("GetBuilderCommunityMapAddresses.php", function(data) {
        var xml = data.responseXML;
        var markers = xml.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("marker");
        for (var i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {
          var name = markers[i].getAttribute("name");
          var address = markers[i].getAttribute("address");
          var city = markers[i].getAttribute("city");
          var state = markers[i].getAttribute("state");
          var zipcode = markers[i].getAttribute("zipcode");
          var type = markers[i].getAttribute("type");
          var point = new google.maps.LatLng(
              parseFloat(markers[i].getAttribute("lat")),
              parseFloat(markers[i].getAttribute("lng")));
          var html = "<b>" + name + "</b> <br/>" + address;
          var html = "<b>" + name + "</b> <br/>" + address+ "<br/>" + city + ", " + state + " " + zipcode + "<br/>" + type;
          var icon = customIcons[type] || {};
          
          //var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
         var marker = new google.maps.MarkerWithLabel({          
            position: point,
            map: map,  
           icon: icon.icon,
           labelContect: name,
           labelAnchor: new google.maps.Point(22,0),
           labelClass: "labels", // the CSS class for the label
		   labelStyle: {opacity: 1.0}
          });
                 
          
          bindInfoWindow(marker, map, infoWindow, html);         
          
        }
      });
    }
         

    function bindInfoWindow(marker, map, infoWindow, html) {
      google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
        infoWindow.setContent(html);
        infoWindow.open(map, marker);
      });
    }

    function downloadUrl(url, callback) {
      var request = window.ActiveXObject ?
          new ActiveXObject('Microsoft.XMLHTTP') :
          new XMLHttpRequest;

      request.onreadystatechange = function() {
        if (request.readyState == 4) {
          request.onreadystatechange = doNothing;
          callback(request, request.status);
        }
      };

      request.open('GET', url, true);
      request.send(null);
    }

    function doNothing() {}

  </script>

  </head>

  <body onload="load()">
    <div id="map" style="width: 800px; height: 900px"></div>
  </body>

</html>

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by:leakim971
ID: 40427574
could you post what you get from GetBuilderCommunityMapAddresses.php ?
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by:Sim1980
ID: 40427586
Sure, below is what I get, but I changed the addresses as that is sensitive information.

<markers>
<marker name="Builder A" address="123 SW 143RD WAY" city="MyCity" state="MA" zipcode="00023" lat="30" lng="-80" type="Builder"/>
<marker name="Builder B" address="333 SW 33 ST" city="YourCity" state="NY" zipcode="12222" lat="40" lng="-80" type="Builder"/>
<marker name="MMA" address="5555 N 44 ST" city="OurCity" state="TX" zipcode="56677" lat="22" lng="-80" type="Community"/>
<marker name="aa" address="789 W 43 Ct" city="City A" state="CA" zipcode="55666" lat="23" lng="-80" type="Community"/>
<marker name="MM" address="44444 W 3rd ave" city="Lala" state="OR" zipcode="45667" lat="67" lng="-80" type="Community"/>
</markers>

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by:Sim1980
ID: 40427593
Nevermind, got it to work.

I had to change the line to: var marker = new MarkerWithLabel

Instead of var marker = new new google.maps.MarkerWithLabel

And I had to fix  labelContent I had originally typed it as labelContect.

Thanks again for all your help!
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