I am using the Google Maps plugin by Objective HTML for a site I'm working on and am curious to know if it's possible to change the styling of the map it generates?

I have been able to change the styling of a map before using Google's API, but that was just for a static marker on a map. This appears to be slightly different as a plugin so I'm unsure whether a) its possible b) where specific styling code slots in.

There's nothing special about the map, just a standard marker for a channel entry. But it'd be great to know how I can adjust the styles of different elements of the map i.e the water and land colours and how much detailed text is displayed.

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The easiest way to customize the map tiles is to follow this example:


  • I see you've used the styles="/assets/js/gmap-styles.js". I have made my equivalent of this file but I'm unsure of what actually goes in that file. At the moment I have the following var stylez = {styles: [{ featureType: "landscape", stylers:..... Is more than this needed?
    – Adam
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 20:01
  • Scratch that, I've taken a look at the file through your site and I have it working through the demo you provided. Thanks for your help, much appreciated
    – Adam
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 20:10
  • Can you tell me if MapOptions are customisable too? Such as hiding the zoom function or Map type dropdown
    – Adam
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 21:09

So this site http://snazzymaps.com/ has a bunch of pre-made styles and the JS that goes with them, you might be able to drop their JS into the gmap-styles.js file to get some different custom looks. Just a thought.

  • Yes, I have seen that site. Seem to have it sorted now, just needed to pop those styles into an external file and refer to it in the styles= parameter. The styleS on there are really helpful
    – Adam
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 10:32

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