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Update the address field with moved marker #11

renooble opened this Issue May 3, 2012 · 4 comments


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renooble commented May 3, 2012

How can I update the address field, when the user moved the marker?
Wasn't this feature part of an earlier version? When I try at http://xilinus.com/jquery-addresspicker/demos/ the lat and lng fields will be updated, but not the address field.

Is there a good way to do it since at that stage google already returned the geocoding information?

Thank you for your answer.


sgruhier commented May 3, 2012

in fact I just update lat/lng that I get from marker position
but you're right, I could request to google addresses at that location.
But it can return more than one address, how do you want to handle that?

renooble commented May 3, 2012

Hi sgruhier,

If the user changes the marker position, the variation of multiple addresses should be limited. It won't give you returns in multiple cities or even countries, like when you enter e.g. "melbourne" in the address field (would return a city in Florida and Australia). Since the results are locally limited, I would suggest just to display the first address in the google map response.

Is that possible?


sgruhier commented May 5, 2012

display it in autocomplete suggestions?
I think if you change address textfield this could be confusing for the user.

dexstar commented May 14, 2012

I'm stuck at this point. All I try to do is to get the information about the town and the country in the fields left. I only need these fields to rarely address my users positions (they could enter it thierselves, but only lat, long, town and country is needed).

Could you fix this or just give me a hint how to do it?

_updatePosition seems to update only lat and long, even if I read out the ther tags from google.

here is my try:

    _updatePosition: function(location) {
      if (this.lat) {
      if (this.lng) {
      this.geocoder.geocode({'latLng': location}, function(results, status){
     if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {

      if (this.locality) {
      this.locality.val(this._findInfo(results[1], 'locality'));

        if (results[1]) {
        var indice=0;
        for (var j=0; j<results.length; j++)
            if (results[j].types[0]=='locality')
        //alert('The good number is: '+j);
        for (var i=0; i<results[j].address_components.length; i++)
                if (results[j].address_components[i].types[0] == "locality") {
                        //this is the object you are looking for
                        city = results[j].address_components[i];
                if (results[j].address_components[i].types[0] == "administrative_area_level_1") {
                        //this is the object you are looking for
                        region = results[j].address_components[i];
                if (results[j].address_components[i].types[0] == "country") {
                        //this is the object you are looking for
                        country = results[j].address_components[i];

            //city data
            alert(city.long_name + " || " + region.long_name + " || " + country.long_name)

            } else {
              alert("No results found");
      } else {
        alert("Geocoder failed due to: " + status);

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