Center/Set Zoom of Map to cover all visible Markers?

Center/Set Zoom of Map to cover all visible Markers?

I am setting multiple markers on my map and I can set statically the zoom levels and the center but what I want is, to cover all the markers and zoom as much as possible having all markets visible
Available methods are following
Neither setCenter supports multiple location or Location array input nor setZoom does have this type of functionality


Solution 1:

You need to use the fitBounds() method.

var markers = [];//some array
var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
for (var i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {


Documentation from

fitBounds(bounds[, padding])


`bounds`:  [`LatLngBounds`][1]|[`LatLngBoundsLiteral`][1]
`padding` (optional):  number|[`Padding`][1]

Return Value: None

Sets the viewport to contain the given bounds.
Note: When the map is set to display: none, the fitBounds function reads the map’s size as 0x0, and therefore does not do anything. To change the viewport while the map is hidden, set the map to visibility: hidden, thereby ensuring the map div has an actual size.

Solution 2:

To extend the given answer with few useful tricks:

var markers = //some array;
var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
for(i=0;i<markers.length;i++) {

//center the map to a specific spot (city)

//center the map to the geometric center of all markers


//remove one zoom level to ensure no marker is on the edge.

// set a minimum zoom 
// if you got only 1 marker or all markers are on the same address map will be zoomed too much.
if(map.getZoom()> 15){

//Alternatively this code can be used to set the zoom for just 1 marker and to skip redrawing.
//Note that this will not cover the case if you have 2 markers on the same address.
if(count(markers) == 1){

Further research in the topic show that fitBounds() is a asynchronic
and it is best to make Zoom manipulation with a listener defined before calling Fit Bounds.
Thanks @Tim, @xr280xr, more examples on the topic : SO:setzoom-after-fitbounds

google.maps.event.addListenerOnce(map, 'bounds_changed', function(event) {

  if (this.getZoom() > 15) {

Solution 3:

There is this MarkerClusterer client side utility available for google Map as specified here on Google Map developer Articles, here is brief on what’s it’s usage:

There are many approaches for doing what you asked for:

  • Grid based clustering
  • Distance based clustering
  • Viewport Marker Management
  • Fusion Tables
  • Marker Clusterer
  • MarkerManager

You can read about them on the provided link above.

Marker Clusterer uses Grid Based Clustering to cluster all the marker wishing the grid. Grid-based clustering works by dividing the map into squares of a certain size (the size changes at each zoom) and then grouping the markers into each grid square.

Before Clustering
Before Clustering

After Clustering
After Clustering

I hope this is what you were looking for & this will solve your problem 🙂

Solution 4:

The size of array must be greater than zero.
Οtherwise you will have unexpected results.

function zoomeExtends(){
  var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
  if (markers.length>0) { 
      for (var i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {