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Asp.Net Populate Google Maps V3 from Database with Multiple Markers

Apr 19, 2015
Introduction:

Here I will explain how to populate or show or add multiple markers to Google maps V3 from database in asp.net website using JavaScript or JavaScript populate or Show Google maps with multiple markers from database in asp.net.

Description:

In previous article I explained clearly how to add Google map to website in asp.net, Add marker to Google map in asp.net website, JavaScript Add multiple markers to google map, jQuery image slideshow in asp.net, Sitemap navigation control example in asp.net and many articles relating to jQuery, JavaScript, asp.net. Now I will explain how to populate Google maps from database with multiple markers in asp.net website.

Before add multiple markers to Google map from database we need to get Google API key for that please check below url

Once you got the key create new table in your database like as shown below

Column Name
Data Type
Allow Nulls
Id
int(set identity property=true)
No
City
varchar(50)
Yes
Latitude
numeric(12,6)
Yes
Longitude
numeric(12,6)
Yes
Description
Varchar(250)
Yes
Once table creation completed enter some sample data like as shown below


Now write the following code in your aspx to show multiple markers in Google map from database like as shown below 


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Show/Add multiple markers to Google Maps from database in asp.net website</title>
<style type="text/css">
html { height: 100% }
body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0 }
#map_canvas { height: 100% }
</style>
<script type="text/javascript" src = "https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyC6v5-2uaq_wusHDktM9ILcqIrlPtnZgEk&sensor=false">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function initialize() {
var markers = JSON.parse('<%=ConvertDataTabletoString() %>');
var mapOptions = {
center: new google.maps.LatLng(markers[0].lat, markers[0].lng),
zoom: 5,
mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
//  marker:true
};
var infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"), mapOptions);
for (i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {
var data = markers[i]
var myLatlng = new google.maps.LatLng(data.lat, data.lng);
var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
position: myLatlng,
map: map,
title: data.title
});
(function(marker, data) {

// Attaching a click event to the current marker
google.maps.event.addListener(marker, "click", function(e) {
infoWindow.setContent(data.description);
infoWindow.open(map, marker);
});
})(marker, data);
}
}
</script>
</head>
<body onload="initialize()">
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<div id="map_canvas" style="width: 500px; height: 400px"></div>
</form>
</body>
</html>
If you observe above code in header section I mentioned multiple latitude and longitudes of different cities and by default I mentioned one city latitude and longitude by using that default details we can center the map to near place of other cities based on that other cities whatever we are going to mark are visible.

In remaining code markers are used to add marking in google map and infowindow is used to show info of all the cities based on the description whatever we mentioned in json string.

Now add following namespaces in code behind

 C# Code


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
After that write the following code in code behind


// This method is used to convert datatable to json string
public string ConvertDataTabletoString()
{
DataTable dt = new DataTable();
using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection("Data Source=SureshDasari;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=true"))
{
using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("select title=City,lat=latitude,lng=longitude,description from LocationDetails", con))
{
con.Open();
SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
da.Fill(dt);
System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer serializer = new System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer();
List<Dictionary<string, object>> rows = new List<Dictionary<string, object>>();
Dictionary<string, object> row;
foreach (DataRow dr in dt.Rows)
{
row = new Dictionary<string, object>();
foreach (DataColumn col in dt.Columns)
{
row.Add(col.ColumnName, dr[col]);
}
rows.Add(row);
}
return serializer.Serialize(rows);
}
}
}

VB.NET Code


Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Partial Class Default3
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
End Sub
' This method is used to convert datatable to json string
Public Function ConvertDataTabletoString() As String
Dim dt As New DataTable()
Using con As New SqlConnection("Data Source=SureshDasari;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=true")
Using cmd As New SqlCommand("select title=City,lat=latitude,lng=longitude,description from LocationDetails", con)
con.Open()
Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter(cmd)
da.Fill(dt)
Dim serializer As New System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer()
Dim rows As New List(Of Dictionary(Of String, Object))()
Dim row As Dictionary(Of String, Object)
For Each dr As DataRow In dt.Rows
row = New Dictionary(Of String, Object)()
For Each col As DataColumn In dt.Columns
row.Add(col.ColumnName, dr(col))
Next
rows.Add(row)
Next
Return serializer.Serialize(rows)
End Using
End Using
End Function
End Class

Demo


Asp.Net Populate Google Maps from Database with Multiple Markers
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3 comments :

Ali Imran said...

Finally some good explanation and solution :) Thank you very much :)

Dinesh Kumar said...

it is working but tittle no showing on Map

Anonymous said...

i have a error in ConvertDataTabletoString() part to throw not all code paths return a vlue how to i solve it

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