Create Custom Google Maps With jQuery And Google API - GmapStlr

Create Custom Google Maps With jQuery And Google API - GmapStlr
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Yet another jQuery wrapper around Google Maps API that lets you create Google Maps with custom positions, types, styles, markers, zoom levels and more. Code licensed under Apache License v2.0.

How to use it:

1. Load the necessary jQuery library and Google Maps JavaScript API in your html document.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="//maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script> 

2. Load the jQuery GmapStlr plugin's script 'map.js' after jQuery library.

<script src="js/map.js"></script>

3. Create an empty placeholder element for the Google Maps.

<div id="maps"></div>

4. Set your google maps parameters.

var latitude = 37.971421 ,
    longitude = 23.726166,
    map_zoom =15;

5. Customize the basic color of your map, plus a value for saturation and brightness.

var main_color = '#2196f3',
    saturation_value= -20,
    brightness_value= 5;

6. Customize the styles of your map.

var style= [ 
    {
      //set saturation for the labels on the map
      elementType: "labels",
      stylers: [
        {saturation: saturation_value}
      ]
    },  
      { //poi stands for point of interest - don't show these lables on the map 
      featureType: "poi",
      elementType: "labels",
      stylers: [
        {visibility: "off"}
      ]
    },
    {
      //don't show highways lables on the map
          featureType: 'road.highway',
          elementType: 'labels',
          stylers: [
              {visibility: "off"}
          ]
      }, 
    {   
      //don't show local road lables on the map
      featureType: "road.local", 
      elementType: "labels.icon", 
      stylers: [
        {visibility: "off"} 
      ] 
    },
    { 
      //don't show arterial road lables on the map
      featureType: "road.arterial", 
      elementType: "labels.icon", 
      stylers: [
        {visibility: "off"}
      ] 
    },
    {
      //don't show road lables on the map
      featureType: "road",
      elementType: "geometry.stroke",
      stylers: [
        {visibility: "off"}
      ]
    }, 

    //style different elements on the map
    { 
      featureType: "transit", 
      elementType: "geometry.fill", 
      stylers: [
        { hue: main_color },
        { visibility: "on" }, 
        { lightness: brightness_value }, 
        { saturation: saturation_value }
      ]
    }, 
    {
      featureType: "poi",
      elementType: "geometry.fill",
      stylers: [
        { hue: main_color },
        { visibility: "on" }, 
        { lightness: brightness_value }, 
        { saturation: saturation_value }
      ]
    },

    // show the transit stations
    {
      featureType: "transit.station",
      elementType: "geometry.fill",
      stylers: [
        { hue: main_color },
        { visibility: "on" }, 
        { lightness: brightness_value }, 
        { saturation: saturation_value }
      ]
    },
    {
      featureType: "landscape",
      stylers: [
        { hue: main_color },
        { visibility: "on" }, 
        { lightness: brightness_value }, 
        { saturation: saturation_value }
      ]
      
    },
    {
      featureType: "road",
      elementType: "geometry.fill",
      stylers: [
        { hue: main_color },
        { visibility: "on" }, 
        { lightness: brightness_value }, 
        { saturation: saturation_value }
      ]
    },
    {
      featureType: "road.highway",
      elementType: "geometry.fill",
      stylers: [
        { hue: main_color },
        { visibility: "on" }, 
        { lightness: brightness_value }, 
        { saturation: saturation_value }
      ]
    }, 
    {
      featureType: 'water',
      elementType: 'geometry',
      stylers: [{color: '#1976d2'}]
    },
    {
      featureType: 'water',
      elementType: 'labels.text.fill',
      stylers: [{color: '#e0e0e0'}]
    },
           
];

7. Set google maps options.

var map_options = {

    center: new google.maps.LatLng(latitude, longitude),
    zoom: map_zoom,
    panControl: false, //  set as true if you want to display a pan control for panning the map
    disableDefaultUI: false,  // 
    zoomControl: true, // set as false if you want to disable the zoom
    zoomControlOptions: { 
      position: google.maps.ControlPosition.RIGHT_CENTER // change the zoomControlOptions to right_center
    },

    mapTypeControl: false, // set as true if you want to enable the map/satellite option
    draggable: true, // set as false if you want't to be draggable
    streetViewControl: false, // set as true if you want to disable the streetviewcontrol
    streetViewControlOptions: {
      position: google.maps.ControlPosition.RIGHT_CENTER // change the streetViewControlOptions to right_center
    },

    scrollwheel: false, // set as true if you want to enable mouse scroll wheel scaling 
    styles: style, //load the style
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,
    mapTypeControl: true,
    mapTypeControlOptions: {
      style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.HORIZONTAL_BAR,
      position: google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_LEFT // change the streetViewControlOptions to top_left
    },
}

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by vbaimas. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.