I have the following problem

I use a google map inside an html form where the user can enter an address (autocomplete) and the marker goes to the place. The marker is draggable.

What I want is to extract latitude and longitude and to pass the values to two different hidden fields In order to end up to two text fields (decimal)

The JavaScript

// 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.
// This example requires the Places library. Include the libraries=places
// parameter when you first load the API. For example:

function initAutocomplete() {

var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
         center: {lat: 37.9371157, lng: 22.9303688},
         zoom: 13,          
         mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP

        // Create the search box and link it to the UI element.
        var input = document.getElementById('pac-input');
        var searchBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(input);

        // Bias the SearchBox results towards current map's viewport.
        map.addListener('bounds_changed', function() {

        var markers = [];
        // Listen for the event fired when the user selects a prediction and retrieve
        // more details for that place.
        searchBox.addListener('places_changed', function() {
          var places = searchBox.getPlaces();

          if (places.length == 0) {

          // Clear out the old markers.
          markers.forEach(function(marker) {
          markers = [];

         // For each place, get the icon, name and location.
          var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
          places.forEach(function(place) {
            var icon = {
              url: place.icon,
              size: new google.maps.Size(71, 71),
              origin: new google.maps.Point(0, 0),
              anchor: new google.maps.Point(17, 34),
              scaledSize: new google.maps.Size(25, 25)

            // Create a marker for each place.
            markers.push(new google.maps.Marker({           
              draggable: true,
              map: map,
              icon: icon,
              title: place.name,
              position: place.geometry.location

            if (place.geometry.viewport) {
              // Only geocodes have viewport.
            } else {

This code works well. Now i need to extract latitude and longitude values and to pass them in a hidden field inside an html form

input type="hidden" name="maps_latitude" id="maps_latitude" value=""
input type="hidden" name="maps_longitude" id="maps_longitude" value=""

maps_latitude and maps_longitude are two text fields in a cms (decimal) in order to get the values

Can anyone help how I need to modify the JavaScript and the hidden fields?

1 Answer 1


If I am correctly understanding your problem, you can get marker position using these functions :

After dragend :

google.maps.event.addListener( marker, 'dragend', function ( event ) {
    document.getElementById( "maps_latitude" ).value = this.getPosition().lat();
    document.getElementById( "maps_longitude" ).value = this.getPosition().lng();
} ); 

on click :

google.maps.event.addListener( marker, 'click', function ( event ) {
    document.getElementById( "maps_latitude" ).value = event.latLng.lat();
    document.getElementById( "maps_longitude" ).value = event.latLng.lng();
} );


google.maps.event.addListener( marker, 'click', function ( event ) {
    document.getElementById( "maps_latitude" ).value = this.getPosition().lat();
    document.getElementById( "maps_longitude" ).value = this.getPosition().lng();
} );
  • Hello Vinni and than you for your response Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 16:37
  • well i placed it after the marker like that map.addListener(marker, 'dragend', function () { document.getElementById("maps_latitude").value = this.getPosition().lat(); document.getElementById("maps_longitude").value = this.getPosition().lng(); }); Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 16:51
  • nothing happened ... also do you have any idea what will be passed to the hidden field as a value? <input type="hidden" name="maps_latitude" id="maps_latitude" value="maps_latitude"> Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 16:51
  • this is the code [link] openkorinthos.gr/index.php/profile2/new-entry2 [/link] Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 16:52
  • you can use this example : jsfiddle.net/vinni0803/wk7kqnc2 on click of red marker you will get lat long and if it works mark this as answer
    – vinni
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 17:06

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