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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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Styled Maps - Night Mode

This example styles the map in night mode, using colors that are useful for situations such as giving directions in the dark. In the satellite view, styling does not affect base imagery, but it does affect roads, labels, and other map components. You can also view this example fullscreen.

Read the guide to styling.

function initMap() {
  // Styles a map in night mode.
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: {lat: 40.674, lng: -73.945},
    zoom: 12,
    styles: [
      {elementType: 'geometry', stylers: [{color: '#242f3e'}]},
      {elementType: 'labels.text.stroke', stylers: [{color: '#242f3e'}]},
      {elementType: 'labels.text.fill', stylers: [{color: '#746855'}]},
      {
        featureType: 'administrative.locality',
        elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
        stylers: [{color: '#d59563'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'poi',
        elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
        stylers: [{color: '#d59563'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'poi.park',
        elementType: 'geometry',
        stylers: [{color: '#263c3f'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'poi.park',
        elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
        stylers: [{color: '#6b9a76'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'road',
        elementType: 'geometry',
        stylers: [{color: '#38414e'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'road',
        elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
        stylers: [{color: '#212a37'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'road',
        elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
        stylers: [{color: '#9ca5b3'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'road.highway',
        elementType: 'geometry',
        stylers: [{color: '#746855'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'road.highway',
        elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
        stylers: [{color: '#1f2835'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'road.highway',
        elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
        stylers: [{color: '#f3d19c'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'transit',
        elementType: 'geometry',
        stylers: [{color: '#2f3948'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'transit.station',
        elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
        stylers: [{color: '#d59563'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'water',
        elementType: 'geometry',
        stylers: [{color: '#17263c'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'water',
        elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
        stylers: [{color: '#515c6d'}]
      },
      {
        featureType: 'water',
        elementType: 'labels.text.stroke',
        stylers: [{color: '#17263c'}]
      }
    ]
  });
}
<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 Maps - Night Mode</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() {
        // Styles a map in night mode.
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          center: {lat: 40.674, lng: -73.945},
          zoom: 12,
          styles: [
            {elementType: 'geometry', stylers: [{color: '#242f3e'}]},
            {elementType: 'labels.text.stroke', stylers: [{color: '#242f3e'}]},
            {elementType: 'labels.text.fill', stylers: [{color: '#746855'}]},
            {
              featureType: 'administrative.locality',
              elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
              stylers: [{color: '#d59563'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'poi',
              elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
              stylers: [{color: '#d59563'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'poi.park',
              elementType: 'geometry',
              stylers: [{color: '#263c3f'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'poi.park',
              elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
              stylers: [{color: '#6b9a76'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'road',
              elementType: 'geometry',
              stylers: [{color: '#38414e'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'road',
              elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
              stylers: [{color: '#212a37'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'road',
              elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
              stylers: [{color: '#9ca5b3'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'road.highway',
              elementType: 'geometry',
              stylers: [{color: '#746855'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'road.highway',
              elementType: 'geometry.stroke',
              stylers: [{color: '#1f2835'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'road.highway',
              elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
              stylers: [{color: '#f3d19c'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'transit',
              elementType: 'geometry',
              stylers: [{color: '#2f3948'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'transit.station',
              elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
              stylers: [{color: '#d59563'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'water',
              elementType: 'geometry',
              stylers: [{color: '#17263c'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'water',
              elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
              stylers: [{color: '#515c6d'}]
            },
            {
              featureType: 'water',
              elementType: 'labels.text.stroke',
              stylers: [{color: '#17263c'}]
            }
          ]
        });
      }
    </script>
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap"
    async defer></script>
  </body>
</html>

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