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Activate the Google Maps JavaScript API

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

This example creates a new map type, which the user can select from the map type control. The map type includes custom styles.

Read the documentation or view this example full screen.

function initMap() {

  // Create a new StyledMapType object, passing it an array of styles,
  // and the name to be displayed on the map type control.
  var styledMapType = new google.maps.StyledMapType(
      [
        {elementType: 'geometry', stylers: [{color: '#ebe3cd'}]},
        {elementType: 'labels.text.fill', stylers: [{color: '#523735'}]},
        {elementType: 'labels.text.stroke', stylers: [{color: '#f5f1e6'}]},
        {
          featureType: 'administrative',
          elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
          stylers: [{color: '#c9b2a6'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'administrative.land_parcel',
          elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
          stylers: [{color: '#dcd2be'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'administrative.land_parcel',
          elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#ae9e90'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'landscape.natural',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'poi',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'poi',
          elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#93817c'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'poi.park',
          elementType: 'geometry.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#a5b076'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'poi.park',
          elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#447530'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'road',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#f5f1e6'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'road.arterial',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#fdfcf8'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'road.highway',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#f8c967'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'road.highway',
          elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
          stylers: [{color: '#e9bc62'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'road.highway.controlled_access',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#e98d58'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'road.highway.controlled_access',
          elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
          stylers: [{color: '#db8555'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'road.local',
          elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#806b63'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'transit.line',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'transit.line',
          elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#8f7d77'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'transit.line',
          elementType: 'labels.text.stroke',
          stylers: [{color: '#ebe3cd'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'transit.station',
          elementType: 'geometry',
          stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'water',
          elementType: 'geometry.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#b9d3c2'}]
        },
        {
          featureType: 'water',
          elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
          stylers: [{color: '#92998d'}]
        }
      ],
      {name: 'Styled Map'});

  // Create a map object, and include the MapTypeId to add
  // to the map type control.
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: {lat: 55.647, lng: 37.581},
    zoom: 11,
    mapTypeControlOptions: {
      mapTypeIds: ['roadmap', 'satellite', 'hybrid', 'terrain',
              'styled_map']
    }
  });

  //Associate the styled map with the MapTypeId and set it to display.
  map.mapTypes.set('styled_map', styledMapType);
  map.setMapTypeId('styled_map');
}
<div id="map"></div>
/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
 * element that contains the map. */
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
/* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
<!-- 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>
    <title>Styled Map Types</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <style>
      /* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
       * element that contains the map. */
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
      /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      function initMap() {

        // Create a new StyledMapType object, passing it an array of styles,
        // and the name to be displayed on the map type control.
        var styledMapType = new google.maps.StyledMapType(
            [
              {elementType: 'geometry', stylers: [{color: '#ebe3cd'}]},
              {elementType: 'labels.text.fill', stylers: [{color: '#523735'}]},
              {elementType: 'labels.text.stroke', stylers: [{color: '#f5f1e6'}]},
              {
                featureType: 'administrative',
                elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
                stylers: [{color: '#c9b2a6'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'administrative.land_parcel',
                elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
                stylers: [{color: '#dcd2be'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'administrative.land_parcel',
                elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#ae9e90'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'landscape.natural',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'poi',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'poi',
                elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#93817c'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'poi.park',
                elementType: 'geometry.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#a5b076'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'poi.park',
                elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#447530'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'road',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#f5f1e6'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'road.arterial',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#fdfcf8'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'road.highway',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#f8c967'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'road.highway',
                elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
                stylers: [{color: '#e9bc62'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'road.highway.controlled_access',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#e98d58'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'road.highway.controlled_access',
                elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
                stylers: [{color: '#db8555'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'road.local',
                elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#806b63'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'transit.line',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'transit.line',
                elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#8f7d77'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'transit.line',
                elementType: 'labels.text.stroke',
                stylers: [{color: '#ebe3cd'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'transit.station',
                elementType: 'geometry',
                stylers: [{color: '#dfd2ae'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'water',
                elementType: 'geometry.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#b9d3c2'}]
              },
              {
                featureType: 'water',
                elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
                stylers: [{color: '#92998d'}]
              }
            ],
            {name: 'Styled Map'});

        // Create a map object, and include the MapTypeId to add
        // to the map type control.
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          center: {lat: 55.647, lng: 37.581},
          zoom: 11,
          mapTypeControlOptions: {
            mapTypeIds: ['roadmap', 'satellite', 'hybrid', 'terrain',
                    'styled_map']
          }
        });

        //Associate the styled map with the MapTypeId and set it to display.
        map.mapTypes.set('styled_map', styledMapType);
        map.setMapTypeId('styled_map');
      }
    </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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