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Google Maps Places API V3 autocomplete select first option on Enter
var searchBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(document.getElementById('searchinput'));
google.maps.event.addListener(searchBox, 'places_changed', function() {
var place = searchBox.getPlaces()[0];
if (!place.geometry) return;
if (place.geometry.viewport) {
map.fitBounds(place.geometry.viewport);
} else {
map.setCenter(place.geometry.location);
map.setZoom(16);
}
});
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<style>
html, body, #map-canvas {
height: 100%;
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px
}
.controls {
margin-top: 16px;
border: 1px solid transparent;
border-radius: 2px 0 0 2px;
box-sizing: border-box;
-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
height: 32px;
outline: none;
box-shadow: 0 2px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
}
#pac-input {
background-color: #fff;
padding: 0 11px 0 13px;
width: 400px;
font-family: Roboto;
font-size: 15px;
font-weight: 300;
text-overflow: ellipsis;
}
#pac-input:focus {
border-color: #4d90fe;
margin-left: -1px;
padding-left: 14px; /* Regular padding-left + 1. */
width: 401px;
}
.pac-container {
font-family: Roboto;
}
#type-selector {
color: #fff;
background-color: #4d90fe;
padding: 5px 11px 0px 11px;
}
#type-selector label {
font-family: Roboto;
font-size: 13px;
font-weight: 300;
}
}
</style>
<title>Places search box</title>
<script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3.exp&sensor=false&libraries=places"></script>
<script>
// This example adds a search box to a map, using the Google Place Autocomplete
// feature. People can enter geographical searches. The search box will return a
// pick list containing a mix of places and predicted search terms.
function initialize() {
var markers = [];
var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map-canvas'), {
mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
});
var defaultBounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds(
new google.maps.LatLng(-33.8902, 151.1759),
new google.maps.LatLng(-33.8474, 151.2631));
map.fitBounds(defaultBounds);
// Create the search box and link it to the UI element.
var input = document.getElementById('pac-input');
map.controls[google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_LEFT].push(input);
var searchBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(input);
// Listen for the event fired when the user selects an item from the
// pick list. Retrieve the matching places for that item.
google.maps.event.addListener(searchBox, 'places_changed', function() {
var place = searchBox.getPlaces()[0];
if (!place.geometry) return;
// If the place has a geometry, then present it on a map.
if (place.geometry.viewport) {
map.fitBounds(place.geometry.viewport);
} else {
map.setCenter(place.geometry.location);
map.setZoom(17);
}
});
// Bias the SearchBox results towards places that are within the bounds of the
// current map's viewport.
google.maps.event.addListener(map, 'bounds_changed', function() {
var bounds = map.getBounds();
searchBox.setBounds(bounds);
});
}
google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);
</script>
<style>
#target {
width: 345px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<input id="pac-input" class="controls" type="text" placeholder="Search Box">
<div id="map-canvas"></div>
</body>
</html>
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joshsweaney commented Feb 28, 2015

This doesn't work since searchBox.getPlaces(); returns all the places associated with the selected autocomplete term.

For instance, if I searched for "coffee", searchBox.getPlaces(); would return all the place objects returned by "coffee", even if the autocomplete box included other terms such as "the coffee club".

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