Implement Google Maps in ReactJS

Today we will show you how to implement google maps in ReactJS. There are many more plugins are available to implement google map but we will show you how to load google map without plugin in ReactJS.

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In this article, we will create simple demo where we will load the google maps with the help of the Google Maps JavaScript API.

Way to implement google maps in ReactJS

  1. Create react application
  2. Generate google maps API key
  3. Load google maps script
  4. Load google maps
  5. Output

1. Create react application

Let’s start with creating the simple react application with the help of the create-react-app. If you don’t know about how to create a react application then refer the below link.

Create React Application

2. Generate google maps API key

We need to create Google Maps API key to load the map in DOM with the help of JavaScript API. Refer below link for it.

https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key

3. Load google maps script

To load google map, we need to load the google maps script first. On successful load, we have to render the google map to load in DOM element.

App.js

Here we are checking the google object, if it’s exist then we will skip the loading script. Also we are using the Ternary Operator to load the google map after loading the script.

4. Load google maps

Now we will create separate file to load the map in the DOM element. So first we will initialize the google map with predefined attributes like zoom, center cords, etc.

GMap.js

5. Output

Output - Implement Google Maps in ReactJS - Clue Mediator
Output – Implement Google Maps in ReactJS – Clue Mediator

Thank you for reading. Happy Coding!

Demo & Source Code

Github Repository StackBlitz Project

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2 Responses

  1. igor says:

    your gmaps API key is visible for the client,
    i think the only way to use api keys with billing is only server-side.
    although many answers on stackoverflow and many different tutorials tell it like this, if i can console.log(api.Key) its a big threat for they key owner who gets billed.

    put the key in the .env file doesnt help, since u use it frontside, u still can log this key.

    react hooks are awesome

    • Clue Mediator says:

      Hello Igor,
      You are right it’s good to use the Google Map key from the server-side.

      But when you are working with SPA and you need to integrate google map then you have to use the key from the client environment. So while you are creating the API for google map then don’t forget to restrict it based on the IP addresses or domain name. Most of the developers are ignoring this part so it’s very dangerous for them.

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      Happy Coding..!!

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