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HERE Maps API - How to show a Place on a web page

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Introduction

In this example we will use the Nokia Places API to get information of a specific place and to render that date on the web page with the use of the default template. There are a set of templates you can use for your purposes.

The information displayed consists of the name of the place next to a POI category icon, the address and contact details on a map centered to the POI icon.

To the results it is possible to add a list of reviews, ratings, accepted payment methods, photos taken.

The HTML page has a div element on which the information will be displayed.

In this simple example, we will only call the Place constructor using two parameters:

targetNode - indicates where to display the place data. placeId - the id of the location for which data is to be fetched and displayed.


Implementation

This is a fully working example code in HTML and JavaScript.

Example code

<html> 
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<script src='http://api.maps.ovi.com/places/beta1/jsPlacesAPI.js'></script>
</head>
<body>
<style>
.nokia-places-general-bubble a.nokia-share
{ color: #0099BB;
font-weight: normal;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Arial;
text-decoration: none;
}
</style>
<div id="Place"></div>
<script>
var basicPlace = new nokia.places.Place({
placeId: '250u0ts2-78a011f821684d489e709ad6a3329fac',
targetNode: 'Place',
template: 'nokia.blue.extended' });
 
/* * There are 3 predefined templates you can use:
* 'nokia.blue.place'
* 'nokia.blue.extended'
* 'nokia.general.place'
* 'nokia.general.placesmall'
* 'nokia.general.bubble'
 
*/
</script>
</body>
</html>

For more on Nokia Places API

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

http://api.maps.nokia.com/places/

Tested with

Google Chrome 14.0.835.202 m Mozilla Firefox 8.0

219 page views in the last 30 days.

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