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Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook by Balkan Uraz, Alper Dincer

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Changing base maps

Base maps are one of the most important parts of the process of mapping the APIs. Base maps show the roads, satellite images, or terrains, which can be used for different situations. For example, a road map can be suitable for showing the location of your coffee shop, but a satellite image cannot. Satellite images can also be suitable for showing parcel information to check whether they are drawn correctly. The Google Maps JavaScript API has four different base maps such as ROADMAP, SATELLITE, HYBRID, and TERRAIN. All of these base maps can be seen in the following screenshot wherein they can be compared to each other.

Changing base maps

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