Google Maps

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This section will guide you through how to setup a basic google map and add overlay colors to it,For more advance options please refer the google map developer API for Web Google Map Developer API

Setting up a map

Step one

Add the following google map api js, this is without private key.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=true"></script>

Step Two

Create an Empty div with an ID

<div id="myMap"></div>

Step Three

Initialize Google Map.

// When the window has finished loading create our google map below
google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', init);
var map;
var zoomLevel = 11;
function init() {
// Basic options for a simple Google Map
// For more options see: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/reference#MapOptions
var mapOptions = {
// How zoomed in you want the map to start at (always required)
zoom: zoomLevel,
disableDefaultUI: true,
// The latitude and longitude to center the map (always required)
center: new google.maps.LatLng(40.6700, -73.9400), // New York
};
// Get the HTML DOM element that will contain your map
// We are using a div with id="map" seen below in the
var mapElement = document.getElementById('myMap');
// Create the Google Map using out element and options defined above
map = new google.maps.Map(mapElement, mapOptions);
}

Map themes

Google Maps comes with styling option that you can change, add the following styles attribute to mapOptions in the JS you created before

styles: [{
featureType: 'water',
elementType: 'all',
stylers: [{
hue: '#e9ebed'
}, {
saturation: -78
}, {
lightness: 67
}, {
visibility: 'simplified'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'landscape',
elementType: 'all',
stylers: [{
hue: '#ffffff'
}, {
saturation: -100
}, {
lightness: 100
}, {
visibility: 'simplified'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'road',
elementType: 'geometry',
stylers: [{
hue: '#bbc0c4'
}, {
saturation: -93
}, {
lightness: 31
}, {
visibility: 'simplified'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'poi',
elementType: 'all',
stylers: [{
hue: '#ffffff'
}, {
saturation: -100
}, {
lightness: 100
}, {
visibility: 'off'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'road.local',
elementType: 'geometry',
stylers: [{
hue: '#e9ebed'
}, {
saturation: -90
}, {
lightness: -8
}, {
visibility: 'simplified'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'transit',
elementType: 'all',
stylers: [{
hue: '#e9ebed'
}, {
saturation: 10
}, {
lightness: 69
}, {
visibility: 'on'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'administrative.locality',
elementType: 'all',
stylers: [{
hue: '#2c2e33'
}, {
saturation: 7
}, {
lightness: 19
}, {
visibility: 'on'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'road',
elementType: 'labels',
stylers: [{
hue: '#bbc0c4'
}, {
saturation: -93
}, {
lightness: 31
}, {
visibility: 'on'
}]
}, {
featureType: 'road.arterial',
elementType: 'labels',
stylers: [{
hue: '#bbc0c4'
}, {
saturation: -93
}, {
lightness: -2
}, {
visibility: 'simplified'
}]
}]

For more google map Themes, try the following link Google Map Themes