Google Maps API – Disable Scroll Wheel Zoom

The Google Maps API overrides the scroll functionality of the scrollwheel so it zooms the map, this often causes problems when you have a large map spanning the page.

To prevent this in V3 of the Maps API add:

  1. scrollwheel: false

To your mapOptions when initialising the map.

For example:

  2. var mapOptions = {
  3. zoom: 14,
  4. center: point,
  5. mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.SATELLITE,
  6. scrollwheel: false
  7. }
  9. map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), mapOptions);

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