Types of Google Maps


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Types of Google Maps

Here we discuss about types of Google Maps. Every map have its own features and uses. Google Maps provides four types of maps. They are.

  • Roadmap (normal, default 2D map)
  • Satellite (photographic map)
  • Hybrid (photographic map + roads and city names)
  • Terrain (map with mountains, rivers, etc.)

Create Roadmap Google Maps

Syntax

	
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script
src="http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js">
</script>

<script>
function initialize()
{
  var mapProp = {
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(51.508742,-0.120850),
    zoom:8,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
  };
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("googleMap"),mapProp);
}

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);
</script>
</head>

<body>
<div id="googleMap" style="width:600px;height:300px;"></div>
<br>

</body>
</html>

Output

Create Satellite Google Maps

Syntax

	
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script
src="http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js">
</script>

<script>
function initialize()
{
  var mapProp2 = {
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(51.508742,-0.120850),
    zoom:8,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.SATELLITE
  };
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("googleMap2"),mapProp2);
}

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);
</script>
</head>

<body>
<div id="googleMap2" style="width:600px;height:300px;"></div>
<br>

</body>
</html>

Output

Create Hybrid Google Maps

Syntax

	
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script
src="http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js">
</script>

<script>
function initialize()
{
  var mapProp3 = {
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(51.508742,-0.120850),
    zoom:8,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.HYBRID
  };
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("googleMap3"),mapProp3);
}

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);
</script>
</head>

<body>
<div id="googleMap3" style="width:600px;height:300px;"></div>
<br>

</body>
</html>

Output

Create Terrain Google Maps

Syntax

	
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script
src="http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js">
</script>

<script>
function initialize()
{
  var mapProp4 = {
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(51.508742,-0.120850),
    zoom:8,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
  };
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("googleMap4"),mapProp4);
}

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);
</script>
</head>

<body>
<div id="googleMap4" style="width:600px;height:300px;"></div>
<br>

</body>
</html>

Output


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