Thursday, June 28, 2012

Google Maps Putting on the Style

Submarine Cable Map

Google has added some new features to the Google Maps API to give developers more control over the look of their maps.

One of the most requested features I've heard for the Styled Maps feature in the Maps API is to be able to specify colors as an RGB value. You now can!

You can now also style the outline stroke of features separately from the interior fill, and the label text separately from any icon. So, for example, you could style all text labels on the map to have black outlines with a white fill.

Finally you can now also adjust the width of line features such as roads and rivers, and also the width of feature outlines.

If you want to get some hints for your own map styles check out the Styled Maps label for Google Maps Mania posts.

Via: Google Geo Developers Blog

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