update markercluster after removing markers from array

I am currently using markercluster plugin with jquery ui maps.

I have two arrays one of all markers (called markers) and one of markers that match search criteria (called current_markers). These are fitered from the first array.

I then draw the current_markers on screen.

I am finding however that the markerclusterer library is not updating based on this change.

So how can I update the markerclusterer?

Is it possible to assign the markerclusterer to a variable and call an update function?


You should store the marker object in a var and then unset the map as following:

var markerCluster = new MarkerClusterer(map, markers);
/// ... later on

after you've done this, you could init a new MarkerClusterer with new markers


since you are using google maps ui plugin here's some additional code. I've added a click even on a button with class reset_markercluster ofcourse this is just to show how to use it to call the map

var _map, _markerCluster;

$(function() {
  $('#map_canvas').gmap().bind('init', function(event, map) { 
    _map = map; // at this point you can call _map whenever you need to call the map

    // build up your markers here ...

    _markerCluster = new MarkerClusterer(_map, markers);  // you could also use map instead of _map here cause it's still present in this function

  $("button.reset_markercluster").click(function(e) {
    _markerCluster.setMap(null);  // remove's the previous added markerCluster

    // rebuild you markers here ...

    _markerCluster = new MarkerClusterer(_map, newMarkers);


Yes you can.

Creating the map

Assuming you have created your MarkerClusterer object something like this:

var center = new google.maps.LatLng(10, 20);
var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), { zoom: 6, center: center, mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP });
var markerClusterer = new MarkerClusterer(map);
Adding markers

You can add multiple markers to it something like this:

var markers = []
var marker = new google.maps.Marker({position: center});

Note that here I have added only one.

Removing all markers

You can then clear all the markers using clearMarkers something like this:

markers = [];

Note that for tidiness I have also unset the markers array here.


Full documentation on all the available methods is available here:


It's a sensible and relatively complete API.

It's best to use the clearMarkers() method from your markerCluster object:


marker-clusterer-plus has a removeMarkers method:


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