How to open a Google Map inside a Bootstrap modal

I'm trying to open a Google Map inside a Bootstrap modal. The modal works great, but only an empty container appears where the map should be displayed. It's like the Google script isn't run at all.  I must be missing some crucial step, but I've worked on this and I still don't see why it doesn't work.

I have set up a stripped down jsFiddle at

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Julian HansenCommented:
This is usually caused by the fact that Google Maps does not render in a container that is not visible. You have to trigger a resize on the map after opening the dialog - which your fiddle attempts to do but you are undone by some typos

1. Line 82 your closing brackets are )}; instead of });
2. Your selector for the is mapWrapper which is the map container rather than mapModal which is the id of the modal window
3. Your marker refers to icon and shadow variables that are not defined.

So basically your event handler was never firing and the resize trigger never happened therefore no map.

Here is a sample using your code

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dlearman1Author Commented:
Julian thanks for your comments and solution.

I'd be embarrassed to tell you how long I've stared at that code and never picked up a clue. Your answer works perfect.

Thank you.
Julian HansenCommented:
You are welcome - and it is the nature of coding to miss what is right in front of you - sometimes you just need a second pair of eyes. Good luck with your project.
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