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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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Dashed Lines (Symbols)

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// This example converts a polyline to a dashed line, by
// setting the opacity of the polyline to 0, and drawing an opaque symbol
// at a regular interval on the polyline.

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 6,
    center: {lat: 20.291, lng: 153.027},
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
  });

  // Define a symbol using SVG path notation, with an opacity of 1.
  var lineSymbol = {
    path: 'M 0,-1 0,1',
    strokeOpacity: 1,
    scale: 4
  };

  // Create the polyline, passing the symbol in the 'icons' property.
  // Give the line an opacity of 0.
  // Repeat the symbol at intervals of 20 pixels to create the dashed effect.
  var line = new google.maps.Polyline({
    path: [{lat: 22.291, lng: 153.027}, {lat: 18.291, lng: 153.027}],
    strokeOpacity: 0,
    icons: [{
      icon: lineSymbol,
      offset: '0',
      repeat: '20px'
    }],
    map: map
  });
}
<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
// This example converts a polyline to a dashed line, by
// setting the opacity of the polyline to 0, and drawing an opaque symbol
// at a regular interval on the polyline.

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 6,
    center: {lat: 20.291, lng: 153.027},
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
  });

  // Define a symbol using SVG path notation, with an opacity of 1.
  var lineSymbol = {
    path: 'M 0,-1 0,1',
    strokeOpacity: 1,
    scale: 4
  };

  // Create the polyline, passing the symbol in the 'icons' property.
  // Give the line an opacity of 0.
  // Repeat the symbol at intervals of 20 pixels to create the dashed effect.
  var line = new google.maps.Polyline({
    path: [{lat: 22.291, lng: 153.027}, {lat: 18.291, lng: 153.027}],
    strokeOpacity: 0,
    icons: [{
      icon: lineSymbol,
      offset: '0',
      repeat: '20px'
    }],
    map: map
  });
}
JavaScript + HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Dashed Lines (Symbols)</title>
    <style>
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      // This example converts a polyline to a dashed line, by
      // setting the opacity of the polyline to 0, and drawing an opaque symbol
      // at a regular interval on the polyline.

      function initMap() {
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          zoom: 6,
          center: {lat: 20.291, lng: 153.027},
          mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
        });

        // Define a symbol using SVG path notation, with an opacity of 1.
        var lineSymbol = {
          path: 'M 0,-1 0,1',
          strokeOpacity: 1,
          scale: 4
        };

        // Create the polyline, passing the symbol in the 'icons' property.
        // Give the line an opacity of 0.
        // Repeat the symbol at intervals of 20 pixels to create the dashed effect.
        var line = new google.maps.Polyline({
          path: [{lat: 22.291, lng: 153.027}, {lat: 18.291, lng: 153.027}],
          strokeOpacity: 0,
          icons: [{
            icon: lineSymbol,
            offset: '0',
            repeat: '20px'
          }],
          map: 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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