I'm making a Openlayers map with some shapefile and I have Google Maps base layer. I want to create a text area and a button. When I input a address and click the button, the map should show me the google maps address in the map. Can you help me please ?


2 Answers 2


Try the below code.

var geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();

geocoder.geocode({ 'address': address }, function (results, status) {

  if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {
        else {
             console.log("Geocoding failed: " + status);                            

this is my code

<script src='http://maps.google.com/maps?file=api&amp;v=2&amp;key=ABQIAAAAjpkAC9ePGem0lIq5XcMiuhR_wWLPFku8Ix9i2SXYRVK3e45q1BQUd_beF8dtzKET_EteAjPdGDwqpQ'></script>

function search(){
    //alert('search start');
    var address = document.getElementById('address').value+",Kathmandu, Nepal";
    var geocode_url="http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?sensor=false&address="

    //needs google api
    var geocoder = new GClientGeocoder();
    var location = geocoder.getLatLng(address,
        function(point) {
            if (!point) {
                alert(address + " not found");
            } else {
                //alert("going to "+address);
                var loc = new OpenLayers.LonLat(point.x,point.y);

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