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Light weight Google Map implementation to critique

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Community Member, 54 Posts

18 January 2011 at 2:51pm

Edited: 18/01/2011 2:59pm

I wanted to implement a single google map for a contact page and this is what I came up with. Any suggestions?

       <% require javascript( %>
        <% require javascript(mysite/javascript/googlemap.js) %>
        <div id="map_canvas"></div>
        <script type="text/javascript"> initMap(); </script>


    width: 100%;
    height: 350px;


function initMap() {
    var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(-41.3,174.8);
    var myOptions = {
      zoom: 5,
      center: latlng,
      mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,
    var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"), myOptions);

    var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
      position: latlng,
      map: map,
      title:"Roughly Wellington"

I didn't want to download jQuery or risk conflicts by using window.onload() / body .onload()