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  • Thanks @jonasvorwerk – that looks like it would run on every page load because it isn’t saving that info to the DB right?

    I think I have this working. I am using the originally posted code to grab Place ID (as well as the other needed elements like lat/lng) and then using an AJAX call to run update_field() to essentially override what the map field is doing.

    This assumes that your map field id is map.

    add_action('acf/input/admin_footer', 'my_acf_input_admin_footer');
    function my_acf_input_admin_footer()
        global $post;
    <script type="text/javascript">
    (function($) {
    acf.add_action('google_map_init', function( map, marker, $field ){
    //get the place from textfield
    thisplace = $field.find('.search').val();
    //get place from Google
    //if input has changed, retrieve the place again
    thisplace = $field.find('.search').val();
    function getPlace(place){
    var request = {
    query: place
    var service = new google.maps.places.PlacesService(map);
    service.textSearch(request, callback);
    function callback(results, status) {
    if (status == google.maps.places.PlacesServiceStatus.OK) {
    var place_id = results[0].place_id;
    var formatted_address = results[0].formatted_address;
    var lat = results[0];
    var lng = results[0].geometry.location.lng;
    var data = {
                'action': 'get_place_id',
                'place_id': place_id,
                'lat' : lat,
                'lng' : lng,
                'address' : formatted_address,
                'post_id' : <?php echo $post->ID; ?>
  , data, function(response) {
                        console.log('Got this from the server: ' + response);
    add_action('wp_ajax_get_place_id', 'get_place_id');
    function get_place_id() {
        $post_id = $post->ID;
        $place_id = $_POST['place_id'];
        $post_id  = $_POST['post_id'];
        $lat      = $_POST['lat'];
        $lng      = $_POST['lng'];
        $address  = $_POST['address'];
        $value = array(
            'address' => $address,
            'lat' => $lat,
            'lng' => $lng,
            'place_id' => $place_id
        update_field('map', $value, $post_id);
        echo $place_id;

    This seems a little hacky though. It would be great if the ACF Map field pulled in more info from the API and let devs decide what is needed.