In this article I will explain how to populate Google Maps from an array of markers of different geographic address locations in JavaScript using Google Maps API V3.
Each marker in the array of marker contains the Latitude and Longitude information which will be used to add the marker to the Google Map.
 
 
Populate Google Maps from array of Markers
The following code snippet consists of an array of markers of different geographic address locations. Each marker in the array contains title, latitude, longitude and description of the location.
Inside the window.onload event handler, the LoadMap function is executed.
A loop is executed over the array of markers and one by one each marker is populated on the Google Map.
Each Marker is also assigned a click event handler so that when the marker is clicked the detailed description of the location is displayed using Google Maps InfoWindow.
Finally the Google Map is displayed using the HTML DIV element.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var markers = [
    {
        "title": 'Aksa Beach',
        "lat": '19.1759668',
        "lng": '72.79504659999998',
        "description": 'Aksa Beach is a popular beach and a vacation spot in Aksa village at Malad, Mumbai.'
    },
    {
        "title": 'Juhu Beach',
        "lat": '19.0883595',
        "lng": '72.82652380000002',
        "description": 'Juhu Beach is one of favorite tourist attractions situated in Mumbai.'
    },
    {
        "title": 'Girgaum Beach',
        "lat": '18.9542149',
        "lng": '72.81203529999993',
        "description": 'Girgaum Beach commonly known as just Chaupati is one of the most famous public beaches in Mumbai.'
    },
    {
        "title": 'Jijamata Udyan',
        "lat": '18.979006',
        "lng": '72.83388300000001',
        "description": 'Jijamata Udyan is situated near Byculla station is famous as Mumbai (Bombay) Zoo.'
    },
    {
        "title": 'Sanjay Gandhi National Park',
        "lat": '19.2147067',
        "lng": '72.91062020000004',
        "description": 'Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a large protected area in the northern part of Mumbai city.'
    }
    ];
    window.onload = function () {
        LoadMap();
    }
    function LoadMap() {
        var mapOptions = {
            center: new google.maps.LatLng(markers[0].lat, markers[0].lng),
            zoom: 8,
            mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
        };
        var infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
        var latlngbounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("dvMap"), mapOptions);
 
        for (var i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {
            var data = markers[i]
            var myLatlng = new google.maps.LatLng(data.lat, data.lng);
            var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                position: myLatlng,
                map: map,
                title: data.title
            });
            (function (marker, data) {
                google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", function (e) {
                    infoWindow.setContent("<div style = 'width:200px;min-height:40px'>" + data.description + "</div>");
                    infoWindow.open(map, marker);
                });
            })(marker, data);
            latlngbounds.extend(marker.position);
        }
        var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
        map.setCenter(latlngbounds.getCenter());
        map.fitBounds(latlngbounds);
    }
</script>
<div id="dvMap" style="width: 300px; height: 400px">
</div>
 
 
Screenshot
Google Maps API V3: Populate Google Maps from array of Markers
 
 
Demo
 
 
Downloads
GoogleMaps_Array.zip