Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Finally a Repository of Google Map Styles

For a while now I've been looking for a good library of Google Maps map styles. Google Maps map style wizards are really useful in helping developers create their own map styles but sometimes you just want to be able to browse through examples of styles and pick and choose an appropriate style for your map.

Thankfully we now have Snazzy Maps. Snazzy Maps is a repository of different color schemes for Google Maps. You can browse through the many example map styles on Snazzy Maps by the 'most popular' and 'most recent'. You can also filter the maps shown by a number of useful tags, such as 'dark', 'light', 'two-tone' etc.

Once you find a map style that you like you can click on its title and grab the style array. Snazzy Maps even provides an option to download a simple example of each style.

Map developers can contribute to the repository by adding map styles that they have created themselves. Developers who regularly use the Google Maps API should definitely bookmark Snazzy Maps as a useful resource.

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