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HERE Maps API - How to add an HTML InfoBubble on the map

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This article explains how to add an info bubble on the map. The info bubble can contain any HTML content.

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Tested with
Devices(s): Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera
Platform(s): Web browser
Dependencies: Nokia Maps 2.2.4
Created: Maveric (21 Jun 2011)
Updated: avnee.nathani (31 Dec 2011)
Last edited: jasfox (14 Mar 2013)



An infoBubble must have a nokia.maps.geo.Coordinate and content which can be either provided as a string or as a object.

API defines:

new ()
Options Interface defining the info bubbles' options (keys)


Nokia Maps API supported web browser (basically any modern web browser)

Important note about maps credentials

Nokia provides several services options within the Maps API offering. The service is free to use, but you must obtain and use authentication and authorization credentials to use the services. Please read the Terms and Conditions and check the Pricing Plans page to decide which business model best fits your needs. Authentication requires unique Maps API credentials, namely an AppId and a token. You can get these credentials free for free following the instructions here

Adding an Infobubble directly onto the Map

In this example we will create one infoBubble with video content from YouTube. Location is mumbai, where a info bubble would be shown with out youtube video. Remember to add in your own AppId and Token.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<title>HTML Info Bubble</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<script type="text/javascript"
src="" charset="utf-8">
<div id="mapContainer" style="z-index: -1; left:0px; top:0px; width: 100%; height: 80%; position: absolute;"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
// Don't forget to set your API credentials
// Replace with your appId and token which you can obtain when you
// register on
nokia.Settings.set( "appId", "YOUR APP ID GOES HERE");
nokia.Settings.set( "authenticationToken", "YOUR AUTHENTICATION TOKEN GOES HERE");
var myInfoBubbles = new;
var map = new"mapContainer"), // new instance of Nokia Maps
components: [ new,
'zoomLevel': 10,
'center':[19.119, 72.8957]
var myHTMLcontent = "<div class=\"myHtmlContent\">"+"<iframe width='425' height='349' src='' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>"+"</div>";
map.set("baseMapType", map.SATELLITE);
myInfoBubbles.addBubble(myHTMLcontent, new nokia.maps.geo.Coordinate(19.119, 72.8957)) ;



Adding an InfoBubble to a map marker

Assuming we already have a map, the first thing to do is to create an info bubble and add it as a map component.

var infoBubbles = new;
map.addComponent( infoBubbles);

The function described below, will add an onclick event to a marker and display the associated HTML content.

function addInfoBubble(infoBubbles, marker, html) {
marker.html = html;
marker.addListener("click" , function(evt) {
}, false);

Finally the markers themselves must be added. Clicking on the marker brings up the embedded HTML.

var marker;
var markers = new Array();
marker = new nokia.maps.geo.Coordinate(53.4393381986981,-2.2211828827858));
addInfoBubble( infoBubbles, marker, "<div><a href='' >Manchester City</a></div><div >City of Manchester Stadium<br>Capacity: 48,000</div>");
marker = new nokia.maps.geo.Coordinate(53.4308166986509,-2.96082615852356));
addInfoBubble( infoBubbles, marker, "<div ><a href='' >Liverpool</a></div><div >Anfield<br>Capacity: 45,362</div>");



For more on the Nokia Maps API

Please check out the Nokia Maps API full documentation and API reference here:

You may also access the interactive API explorer

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