Cloud customization

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. 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.

Add a map ID to your app

A map ID is an identifier that's associated with a specific map style or feature. Configure a map style and associate it with a map ID in the Google Cloud Console. Then, when you reference a map ID in your code, its associated map style is displayed in your app. Any subsequent style updates you make appear in your app automatically, without the need for any updates by your customers.

  1. If you are using Cloud-based maps styling with an existing map that is customized with the style parameter, make sure to remove them to avoid potential conflict with future functionality.

  2. To add a map ID to a new or existing map that uses one of our web APIs, append the map_id URL parameter and set it to your map ID. This example shows adding a map ID to a map using Maps Static API.

    <img src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=Brooklyn+Bridge,New+York,NY&zoom=13&size=600x300&maptype=roadmap&markers=color:blue%7Clabel:S%7C40.702147,-74.015794&markers=color:green%7Clabel:G%7C40.711614,-74.012318&markers=color:red%7Clabel:C%7C40.718217,-73.998284&key=YOUR_API_KEY&map_id=YOUR_MAP_ID&signature=YOUR_SIGNATURE" />
    

Using the maps style editor

The Maps Style editor is a GUI-based tool available in the Google Cloud Console.

Learn to use the Cloud-based map styling tool