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Activate the Google Maps JavaScript API

To get you started we'll guide you through the Google Developers Console to do a few things first:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Activate the Google Maps JavaScript API and related services
  3. Create appropriate keys
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Control positioning

This example demontrates custom positioning of the map controls. The zoom control options are placed on the left of the map and the map type controls are placed along the top of the map.

Read the documentation or view this example full screen.

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: {lat: -28.643387, lng: 153.612224},
    mapTypeControl: true,
    mapTypeControlOptions: {
        style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.HORIZONTAL_BAR,
        position: google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER
    },
    zoomControl: true,
    zoomControlOptions: {
        position: google.maps.ControlPosition.LEFT_CENTER
    },
    scaleControl: true,
    streetViewControl: true,
    streetViewControlOptions: {
        position: google.maps.ControlPosition.LEFT_TOP
    },
    fullscreenControl: true
  });
}
<div id="map"></div>
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
<!-- Replace the value of the key parameter with your own API key. -->
<script async defer
src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyCkUOdZ5y7hMm0yrcCQoCvLwzdM6M8s5qk&callback=initMap">
</script>

Try it yourself

Hover at top right of the code block to copy the code or open it in JSFiddle.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Control positioning</title>
    <style>
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      function initMap() {
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          zoom: 12,
          center: {lat: -28.643387, lng: 153.612224},
          mapTypeControl: true,
          mapTypeControlOptions: {
              style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.HORIZONTAL_BAR,
              position: google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_CENTER
          },
          zoomControl: true,
          zoomControlOptions: {
              position: google.maps.ControlPosition.LEFT_CENTER
          },
          scaleControl: true,
          streetViewControl: true,
          streetViewControlOptions: {
              position: google.maps.ControlPosition.LEFT_TOP
          },
          fullscreenControl: true
        });
      }
    </script>
    <script async defer
    src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap">
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

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