Introducing the latest in cloud-based maps styling
Expanded map features and POIs
Behind these improvements is a new inventory of customisable map features that supports nearly 100 individual map elements, which is two times more features and four times as many POI categories as the current generally available version of cloud-based maps styling. This means you can build maps with Google Maps’ POI data that covers 200+ million businesses and places, and have more control to filter and customise what data you show on your maps. You now get more granular control over the look and feel of your map styles with new cartographic details that were previously not accessible. For example you can now style in a different way areas of reservations, crops, and types of water surfaces. You can also have diverse settings across labels applied to POI categories of tourist attractions, recreational areas, emergency services, retail, and more.
Along with the expanded taxonomy, Google Maps Platform rolled out some new styling capabilities for different cartographic elements, such as geometries and labels. These new customisation properties are all designed to give you even greater flexibility to create custom styles that reflect your brand or application's unique needs.
Example of map elements colors and labels customisation
How to get started
To try these experimental styling capabilities choose the 'Experimental' option as you create a new map style.
New map style' flow with experimental opt-in control
We believe that the new cloud-based map styling in Google Maps Platform will empower you to create more engaging and informative maps than ever. Get in touch with us today to learn more about Google Maps Platform and how it can benefit your business.