Ember + Google Map Marker Click

I have a series of Google Map Markers in my Ember App which are created currently in an initializer as they are from a JSON feed and I only ever need to load them once.


App.Service = DS.Model.extend({
     title: DS.attr('string'),
     description: DS.attr('string'),
     type: DS.attr('string'),
     lat: DS.attr('string'),
     lng: DS.attr('string'),
     marker: DS.attr('object')


  name: "preloadServices", 
  initialize: function(container, application) {

      var services = data.services


         if(null != service.lat && null != service.lng){    
             var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                position: new google.maps.LatLng(service.lat,service.lng),
                map: App.googleMap,
                title: service.title,
                icon: 'http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mapfiles/ms/micons/green-dot.png'

             var mapService = App.Service.createRecord({
                id: service.id,
                name: service.title,
                type: service.type,
                description: service.description,
                lat: service.lat,
                lng: service.lng,
                marker: marker

        google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
            //Redirect to service?


    App.preloadFinished = true;


The next thing I would like to do is on a marker click route to service.show, currently i've been unable to figure out a way to call a route from anything other that a controller or view. Does anyone have an idea or an alternative way of doing this?


I'm assuming that your initializer runs inside a model hook on a route. So you have access to the same functions within any callbacks created within it. You can use transitionTo inside this closure to do this routing.

var route = this;
google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
  route.transitionTo('service', mapService);

Edit: post clarification

You are doing $.getJSON inside Application initializer. This is asynchronous and isn't what the initializer is for. The initializer is for prepping Ember internals, like the IOC container to inject custom objects, etc.

I would move the code inside this initializer into the beforeModel hook of App.ApplicationRoute. The beforeModel hook is the ideal place for such initialization. This hook can return a promise so, you need to directly return the result of $.getJSON and the router will automatically pause to finish loading.

For the preloader display, use the LoadingRoute.

App.LoadingRoute = Ember.Route.extend({});

with a template called loading, with your markup. Ember will take care of showing/hiding of this template when loading models.

<script type="text/x-handlebars" data-template-name="loading">

This will allow you to use route.transitionTo as above.


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