Cloud customization overview

Google Maps Platform offers Cloud-based maps styling features that make it easy to style, customize, and manage your maps using the Google Cloud Console, letting you improve the overall user experience of your maps.

For example, using the Google Cloud-based tools for the various Cloud-based maps styling and maps styling features, you can customize the points of interest that show by default on your map, as well as brand and color the map to match the look and feel of your organization's styling.

To make these features easy to adopt and manage, Cloud-based maps styling brings a number of new tools to the Cloud Console:

  • A style editor for easy style creation.
  • Map ID creation and management.
  • Custom map style creation and management.
  • Tools for dynamic updating of styles.

These features include the following:

  • Cloud-based map styling: Rather than styling your map in code using JSON, you can manage and style your dynamic or static maps in the Cloud Console using Map IDs and map styles.
  • Business POI filtering: Five categories of business points of interest can be optionally removed from the map display.
  • POI Density Control: The density of points of interest shown on the basemap can be adjusted to show greater or fewer points of interest by default.