Inline Google Maps using Visualforce

Sometime ago we’ve seen how to integrate Google Maps in a page to pinpoint a specific address on the map, more precisely, how to add an inline map to pinpoint an Account Billing Address. I revisited the script I wrote more than a year ago and produced it as a Visualforce page, here’s the result.

The finished product

Here’s a screenshot of what we are going to get:

Inline Google Maps using Visualforce


  • I’m now using Google Maps API v3, which makes the map faster to load and doesn’t require an API key anymore.
  • I removed the search term {!Account.BillingState}, so the script should now correctly map any address, not only US ones.
  • It degrades nicely if the Account Billing Address isn’t found, as shown below:


Follow the 3 steps below:

  1. In, navigate to Setup > Customize > Develop > Pages and create a new Visualforce Page with the following code:

    <apex:page standardController="Account">
    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> 
    <script type="text/javascript"> 
    $(document).ready(function() {
      var myOptions = {
        zoom: 15,
        mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,
        mapTypeControl: false
      var map;
      var marker;
      var geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
      var address = "{!Account.BillingStreet}, " + "{!Account.BillingCity}, " + "{!Account.BillingPostalCode}, " + "{!Account.BillingCountry}";
      var infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
        content: "<b>{!Account.Name}</b><br>{!Account.BillingStreet}<br>{!Account.BillingCity}, {!Account.BillingPostalCode}<br>{!Account.BillingCountry}"
      geocoder.geocode( { address: address}, function(results, status) {
        if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK && results.length) {
          if (status != google.maps.GeocoderStatus.ZERO_RESULTS) {
            //create map
            map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), myOptions);
            //center map
            //create marker
            marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                position: results[0].geometry.location,
                map: map,
                title: "{!Account.Name}"
            //add listeners
            google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
            google.maps.event.addListener(infowindow, 'closeclick', function() {
        } else {
          $('#map').css({'height' : '15px'});
          $('#map').html("Oops! {!Account.Name}'s billing address could not be found, please make sure the address is correct.");
      function resizeIframe() {
        var me =;
        if (me) {
          var iframes = parent.document.getElementsByName(me);
          if (iframes && iframes.length == 1) {
            height = document.body.offsetHeight;
            iframes[0].style.height = height + "px";
    #map {
      font-family: Arial;
      line-height:normal !important;
    <div id="map"></div> 
  2. Add the Visualforce page on the Account page layout (in a single-column section) and set it’s height to be 250px.

  3. All done! :) Navigate to one of your Account records and verify the map is displaying correctly!

Let me know if you have any questions/comments!

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