Google Maps API - Map Is Not Loaded

I've been trying to embed a google map in my site , but with not much success. I've used the next code section: (i'm using an actual api key on my own computer)

<script type="text/javascript"
<script type="text/javascript">
  function initialize() {
    var mapOptions = {
      center: new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644),
      zoom: 8,
      mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
    var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map-canvas"),
  google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);

inside <body> section i've added <div id="map-canvas" style="width: 40%; height: 40%"></div>

How could I handle this problem ? Thanks in advance


Specify the canvas' width and height as absolute lengths rather than %.

For example :

<div id="map-canvas" style="width: 300px; height: 400px"></div>

Alternatively, stick with % for the canvas but put it inside a container with width and height specified as absolute lengths.

<div style="width:1000px; height:800px;">
    <div id="map-canvas" style="width: 40%; height: 40%"></div>