Thank you for sharing this tip! This bug/problem STILL exists in 2.1.1 anytime you manually create a map instead of declaring it in an xtype/config. Since you have to get the maprender event to fire before you can actually do anything with google (you need the Ext.Map.getMap() wrapped google map), you HAVE to create the map in a container config - which means you have to display it.
Last edited by hawkinbj; 7 Mar 2013 at 5:08 PM.
Reason: add 2.1.1