geocoding service

Working with the geocoding service on a map.

var geocoder;
var map;
function initialize() {
  geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
  var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644);
  var mapOptions = {
    zoom: 8,
    center: latlng,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
  }
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById(\'map-canvas\'), mapOptions);
}

function codeAddress() {
  var address = document.getElementById(\'address\').value;
  geocoder.geocode( { \'address\': address}, function(results, status) {
    if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {
      map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);
      var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
          map: map,
          position: results[0].geometry.location
      });
    } else {
      alert(\'Geocode was not successful for the following reason: \' + status);
    }
  });
}

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, \'load\', initialize);