Cloud-based maps styling lets you create and edit map styles for any app that uses Google Maps without having to edit the app’s code. As long as the map ID is in place, Google Maps Platform opens up the ability to do style changes in the Cloud Console.
There is more to this customization tool than simple modification of map design and the features, asides from cloud-based map styling, include:
Thanks to the customization features, your map can look better than ever when users engage with it.
Business POI filtering
With cloud-based map styling, you can control the appearance and behavior of points of interest on your map. Google Maps contains information on about 200 million businesses and places worldwide. All businesses are grouped in the same POI category called “Business” with five subcategories that give you more control over which businesses to show.
The five subcategories - lodging, shopping, food & drink, car rental, and gas stations - let you display nearby restaurants and shops to help customers plan their stay at your hotel, but filter out lodging POIs to avoid displaying competitors.
POI Density control
In addition to POI filtering, you can also control the POI Density of your map. This means that you can select how many POIs you want to show per POI category and thus keep your map clear, all while displaying the POIs most important to your customers.
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