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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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Simple styled maps

Read the documentation or view this example full screen.

function initMap() {
  var customMapType = new google.maps.StyledMapType([
      {
        stylers: [
          {hue: '#890000'},
          {visibility: 'simplified'},
          {gamma: 0.5},
          {weight: 0.5}
        ]
      },
      {
        elementType: 'labels',
        stylers: [{visibility: 'off'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'water',
        stylers: [{color: '#890000'}]
      }
    ], {
      name: 'Custom Style'
  });
  var customMapTypeId = 'custom_style';

  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: {lat: 40.674, lng: -73.946},  // Brooklyn.
    mapTypeControlOptions: {
      mapTypeIds: [google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP, customMapTypeId]
    }
  });

  map.mapTypes.set(customMapTypeId, customMapType);
  map.setMapTypeId(customMapTypeId);
}
<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>
JavaScript
function initMap() {
  var customMapType = new google.maps.StyledMapType([
      {
        stylers: [
          {hue: '#890000'},
          {visibility: 'simplified'},
          {gamma: 0.5},
          {weight: 0.5}
        ]
      },
      {
        elementType: 'labels',
        stylers: [{visibility: 'off'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'water',
        stylers: [{color: '#890000'}]
      }
    ], {
      name: 'Custom Style'
  });
  var customMapTypeId = 'custom_style';

  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: {lat: 40.674, lng: -73.946},  // Brooklyn.
    mapTypeControlOptions: {
      mapTypeIds: [google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP, customMapTypeId]
    }
  });

  map.mapTypes.set(customMapTypeId, customMapType);
  map.setMapTypeId(customMapTypeId);
}
JavaScript + HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Simple styled maps</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <style>
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      function initMap() {
        var customMapType = new google.maps.StyledMapType([
            {
              stylers: [
                {hue: '#890000'},
                {visibility: 'simplified'},
                {gamma: 0.5},
                {weight: 0.5}
              ]
            },
            {
              elementType: 'labels',
              stylers: [{visibility: 'off'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'water',
              stylers: [{color: '#890000'}]
            }
          ], {
            name: 'Custom Style'
        });
        var customMapTypeId = 'custom_style';

        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          zoom: 12,
          center: {lat: 40.674, lng: -73.946},  // Brooklyn.
          mapTypeControlOptions: {
            mapTypeIds: [google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP, customMapTypeId]
          }
        });

        map.mapTypes.set(customMapTypeId, customMapType);
        map.setMapTypeId(customMapTypeId);
      }
    </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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