Cloud-based maps styling release notes

This page is updated with relevant information and known issues.

April 4, 2024

Expanded Map feature hierarchy with:

  • New features under the Infrastructure > Transit station feature:

    • Bicycle share
    • Bus station
    • Ferry terminal
    • Funicular station
    • Gondola station
  • New features under the Infrastructure > Transit station > Rail station feature:

    • Tram station

Added support for polygon geometry customization for the following features:

  • Airport
  • Cemetery
  • Golf course

Resolved known issues 321086844 and 325051372, in which some points of interest ignored custom styling and visibility across different zoom levels.

March 28, 2024

Updated map style editor to display current zoom level and coordinates of the center point of the view-port.

March 18, 2024

Legacy cloud-based maps styling deprecation

All legacy map styles will need to be migrated to the next-generation of cloud-based maps styling to bring more customization capabilities for developers.

All Google cloud projects with existing legacy map styles or those who have chosen to opt-out of the next generation of cloud-based map styling prior to March 18, 2024, will be able to retain those preferences until March 18, 2025.

Starting March 18, 2024, you will not be able to create new legacy map styles unless you have previously opted-out of the latest version of cloud-based maps styling.

After March 18, 2025, all legacy map styles will be automatically migrated and decommissioned. This automatic migration might result in some changes to the map styles.

Update any legacy map styles to the latest version before March 18, 2025 to avoid any disruption in some of your map styles.

Known issues

Following are known issues with cloud-based maps styling.

  • 312220318: Text stroke sometimes doesn't work. Text stroke styling doesn't always work if it is not used in the base map. The known case is for Water.
  • 313019635: When strokes are applied to 3D buildings, the stroke is ignored, and different shades of the fill color are used instead to create effective edges.

iOS Known Issues

  • The iOS client does not interpolate text stroke color for labels.