How do I resize a Google Map with JavaScript after it has loaded?

How do I resize a Google Map with JavaScript after it has loaded?

I have a ‘mapwrap’ div set to 400px x 400px and inside that I have a Google ‘map’ set to 100% x 100%. So the map loads at 400 x 400px, then with JavaScript I resize the ‘mapwrap’ to 100% x 100% of the screen – the google map resizes to the whole screen as I expected but tiles start disappearing before the right hand edge of the page.
Is there a simple function I can call to cause the Google map to re-adjust to the larger size ‘mapwrap’ div?


Solution 1:

If you’re using Google Maps v2, call checkResize() on your map after resizing the container. link


Google Maps JavaScript API v2 was deprecated in 2011. It is not available anymore.

Solution 2:

for Google Maps v3, you need to trigger the resize event differently:

google.maps.event.trigger(map, "resize");

See the documentation for the resize event (you’ll need to search for the word ‘resize’):


This answer has been here a long time, so a little demo might be worthwhile & although it uses jQuery, there’s no real need to do so.

$(function() {
  var mapOptions = {
    zoom: 8,
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644)
  var map = new google.maps.Map($("#map-canvas")[0], mapOptions);

  // listen for the window resize event & trigger Google Maps to update too
  $(window).resize(function() {
    // (the 'map' here is the result of the created 'var map = ...' above)
    google.maps.event.trigger(map, "resize");
body {
  height: 100%;
#map-canvas {
  min-width: 200px;
  width: 50%;
  min-height: 200px;
  height: 80%;
  border: 1px solid blue;
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
Google Maps resize demo
<div id="map-canvas"></div>

UPDATE 2018-05-22

With a new renderer release in version 3.32 of Maps JavaScript API the resize event is no longer a part of Map class.

The documentation states

When the map is resized, the map center is fixed

  • The full-screen control now preserves center.

  • There is no longer any need to trigger the resize event manually.


google.maps.event.trigger(map, "resize"); doesn’t have any effect starting from version 3.32

Solution 3:

The popular answer google.maps.event.trigger(map, "resize"); didn’t work for me alone.

Here was a trick that assured that the page had loaded and that the map had loaded as well. By setting a listener and listening for the idle state of the map you can then call the event trigger to resize.

$(document).ready(function() {
    google.maps.event.addListener(map, "idle", function(){
        google.maps.event.trigger(map, 'resize'); 

This was my answer that worked for me.

Solution 4:

Wolfgang Pichler’s map-in-a-box offers to

Load a map in a draggable and resizable div element.

Solution 5:

This is best it will do the Job done.
It will re-size your Map.
No need to inspect element anymore to re-size your Map.
What it does it will automatically trigger re-size event .

    google.maps.event.addListener(map, "idle", function()
            google.maps.event.trigger(map, 'resize');

        map_array[Next].setZoom( map.getZoom() - 1 );
    map_array[Next].setZoom( map.getZoom() + 1 );

Solution 6:

First of all, thanks for guiding me and closing this issue. I found a way to fix this issue from your discussions. Yeah, Let’s come to the point.
The thing is I’m Using GoogleMapHelper v3 helper in CakePHP3. When i tried to open bootstrap modal popup, I got struck with the grey box issue over the map. It’s been extended for 2 days. Finally i got a fix over this.

We need to Update the GoogleMapHelper to fix the issue

Need to add the below script in setCenterMap function

google.maps.event.trigger({$id}, \"resize\");

And need the include below code in JavaScript

google.maps.event.addListenerOnce({$id}, 'idle', function(){
   setCenterMap(new google.maps.LatLng({$this->defaultLatitude},