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Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook by Balkan Uraz, Alper Dincer

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Creating a context menu on a map

Using menus in a user interface is a way to communicate with users. Users select a menu item to interact with web applications. Some of the menu types can be accessible from a visible place, but some of them can be accessible with some extra actions, such as context menus. Context menus usually appear on applications with a right-click of the mouse.

In this recipe, we will create a context menu on the map that opens when we right-click on the map. This menu includes zoom in, zoom out, and add marker functions. You will also get the position of the right-click to use it in some geo methods such as adding a marker in this example.

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