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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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Overlays within Street View

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var panorama;

function initMap() {
  var astorPlace = {lat: 40.729884, lng: -73.990988};

  // Set up the map
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: astorPlace,
    zoom: 18,
    streetViewControl: false
  });

  // Set up the markers on the map
  var cafeMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
      position: {lat: 40.730031, lng: -73.991428},
      map: map,
      icon: 'http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chst=d_map_pin_icon&chld=cafe|FFFF00',
      title: 'Cafe'
  });

  var bankMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
      position: {lat: 40.729681, lng: -73.991138},
      map: map,
      icon: 'http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chst=d_map_pin_icon&chld=dollar|FFFF00',
      title: 'Bank'
  });

  var busMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
      position: {lat: 40.729559, lng: -73.990741},
      map: map,
      icon: 'http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chst=d_map_pin_icon&chld=bus|FFFF00',
      title: 'Bus Stop'
  });

  // We get the map's default panorama and set up some defaults.
  // Note that we don't yet set it visible.
  panorama = map.getStreetView();
  panorama.setPosition(astorPlace);
  panorama.setPov(/** @type {google.maps.StreetViewPov} */({
    heading: 265,
    pitch: 0
  }));
}

function toggleStreetView() {
  var toggle = panorama.getVisible();
  if (toggle == false) {
    panorama.setVisible(true);
  } else {
    panorama.setVisible(false);
  }
}
<div id="floating-panel">
  <input type="button" value="Toggle Street View" onclick="toggleStreetView();"></input>
</div>
<div id="map"></div>
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
#floating-panel {
  position: absolute;
  top: 10px;
  left: 25%;
  z-index: 5;
  background-color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border: 1px solid #999;
  text-align: center;
  font-family: 'Roboto','sans-serif';
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}
#floating-panel {
  margin-left: -100px;
}
<!-- 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 charset="utf-8">
    <title>Overlays within Street View</title>
    <style>
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
      #floating-panel {
        position: absolute;
        top: 10px;
        left: 25%;
        z-index: 5;
        background-color: #fff;
        padding: 5px;
        border: 1px solid #999;
        text-align: center;
        font-family: 'Roboto','sans-serif';
        line-height: 30px;
        padding-left: 10px;
      }
      #floating-panel {
        margin-left: -100px;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="floating-panel">
      <input type="button" value="Toggle Street View" onclick="toggleStreetView();"></input>
    </div>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      var panorama;

      function initMap() {
        var astorPlace = {lat: 40.729884, lng: -73.990988};

        // Set up the map
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          center: astorPlace,
          zoom: 18,
          streetViewControl: false
        });

        // Set up the markers on the map
        var cafeMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
            position: {lat: 40.730031, lng: -73.991428},
            map: map,
            icon: 'http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chst=d_map_pin_icon&chld=cafe|FFFF00',
            title: 'Cafe'
        });

        var bankMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
            position: {lat: 40.729681, lng: -73.991138},
            map: map,
            icon: 'http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chst=d_map_pin_icon&chld=dollar|FFFF00',
            title: 'Bank'
        });

        var busMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
            position: {lat: 40.729559, lng: -73.990741},
            map: map,
            icon: 'http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chst=d_map_pin_icon&chld=bus|FFFF00',
            title: 'Bus Stop'
        });

        // We get the map's default panorama and set up some defaults.
        // Note that we don't yet set it visible.
        panorama = map.getStreetView();
        panorama.setPosition(astorPlace);
        panorama.setPov(/** @type {google.maps.StreetViewPov} */({
          heading: 265,
          pitch: 0
        }));
      }

      function toggleStreetView() {
        var toggle = panorama.getVisible();
        if (toggle == false) {
          panorama.setVisible(true);
        } else {
          panorama.setVisible(false);
        }
      }
    </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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