Onclick geodesic polyline

    We have seen what is geodesic polyline and its example in the previous post. We have also seen a simple polyline example before. It's now time for an onclick geodesic polyline example and I will discuss it here today. Let's head on to the example straight away...

    You can copy the above code in a text file and save it with .html extension. Now click on this html file, which will open it in your browser and you will see your map in action! The output of the code looks as seen in the result section above.

    There is one thing that needs explanation in this code. The use of geometry library in the script tag. What is this geometry library and why is it required will be an obvious question. This library is not loaded by default when you load the Maps Javascript API but must be explicitly specified through use of a libraries bootstrap parameter. The Google Maps JavaScript API V3 geometry library provides utility functions for the computation of geometric data on the surface of the Earth. The library includes two namespaces:

1. Spherical contains spherical geometry utilities allowing you to compute angles, distances and areas from latitudes and longitudes.

2. Encoding contains utilities for encoding and decoding polyline paths according to the Encoded Polyline Algorithm.

    If you have any queries or doubts, suggestions, constructive criticism regarding this post or the blog in general, please feel free to drop me a mail!

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