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JavaScript Build an Interactive Website Google Maps Integration Adding a Dynamic Map

Stefan Osorio
Stefan Osorio
16,419 Points

Set the "theMap" to a new google.maps namespaced "Map" object with the parameters of "mapElement" and "mapOptions"

Hi! With the attached code, the challenge complains about Task 2 no longer passing. Why?

It works perfectly fine in the browser...

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <style type="text/css">
    body, html {
    body, html, #map {
  <div id="map"></div>

    <script type="text/javascript"

    <script type="text/javascript">
    var mapOptions = {
      center: new google.maps.LatLng(28.42, -81.58),
      zoom: 18,
      mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.SATELLITE

    var mapElement = document.getElementById("map");
    var theMap  = new google.maps.Map(mapElement, mapOptions);


3 Answers

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi there,

I've opened an issue with our devs.

Can we collate all information on Browser AND Operating system - here?

If you can take a screencast of you copying and pasting the code and going through the code challenge failing that would help too.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Regards Andrew

James Best
James Best
11,112 Points

I am having the same issue. Working on both windows 7 and mac both on Chrome.

I am having this same issue, and my code looks just like the screenshot.

As soon as I change this line:

var theMap;

to this line:

var theMap  = new google.maps.Map(mapElement, mapOptions);

..then part 2 of the challenge is no longer passing!

I finally found this post:


that identified the issue and had the code that worked! :thumbsup: