Snazzy maps is a user generated repository for skins used on custom maps for your webpages. It’s a really cool place to surf around and see all the different map styles that people have created. All of these are for the Google Map API, there is a good chance if you need to put a map on your webpage that you will use Google, it is problem the best mapping system out there now. Of course in the past, in a design sense it would be harder to put integrate a seamless mapping experience without disrupting consistency in color scheme etc. Even if you don’t know how to create your own color scheme, which I reccommend you do, it’s really fun. You can check out Snazzy Maps, they lay it out for you and it’s really easy to implement.


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var myOptions = {
zoom: 15,
center: new google.maps.LatLng(53.385873, -1.471471),
mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,
styles: [{"featureType":"water","stylers":[{"color":"#021019"}]},{"featureType":"landscape","stylers":[{"color":"#08304b"}]},{"featureType":"poi","elementType":"geometry","stylers":[{"color":"#0c4152"},{"lightness":5}]},{"featureType":"road.highway","elementType":"geometry.fill","stylers":[{"color":"#000000"}]},{"featureType":"road.highway","elementType":"geometry.stroke","stylers":[{"color":"#0b434f"},{"lightness":25}]},{"featureType":"road.arterial","elementType":"geometry.fill","stylers":[{"color":"#000000"}]},{"featureType":"road.arterial","elementType":"geometry.stroke","stylers":[{"color":"#0b3d51"},{"lightness":16}]},{"featureType":"road.local","elementType":"geometry","stylers":[{"color":"#000000"}]},{"elementType":"labels.text.fill","stylers":[{"color":"#ffffff"}]},{"elementType":"labels.text.stroke","stylers":[{"color":"#000000"},{"lightness":13}]},{"featureType":"transit","stylers":[{"color":"#146474"}]},{"featureType":"administrative","elementType":"geometry.fill","stylers":[{"color":"#000000"}]},{"featureType":"administrative","elementType":"geometry.stroke","stylers":[{"color":"#144b53"},{"lightness":14},{"weight":1.4}]}]
};

var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), myOptions);