There are four types of maps available within Google Maps:
- Roadmap: displays the default road map view. This is the default map type.
- Satellite: displays Google Earth satellite images
- Hybrid: displays a mixture of normal and satellite views
- Terrain: displays a physical map based on terrain information.
The plugin allows you to add another type of maps which is called “Custom style”. To allow users to switch between the all types, you can add a control called “Map type control” on the map which is a serie of buttons/options that allow users to change the map type/style.
To add the Map type control on the map, do the following:
- Edit a map
- Open the widget “Progress Map Settings”.
- Click on the menu “Map settings”.
- Select the option “Yes” in the field “Show map type control”.
In the same context
- Set the map center point
- Restrict map bounds
- Set the map container background color
- Set the initial zoom level of the map
- Set the Max. & Min. zoom levels of the map
- Zoom the map on double click
- Controlling gesture handling
- Drag the map
- Show the zoom control
- Zooming the map using the mouse scroll wheel
- Extend the map bounds to contain all markers & clusters (Autofit)
- Use a button to recenter the map
- Show to fullscreen control
- Show the street view control
- Resize the map controls
- Enable retina display for custom markers & clusters
- Display the traffic Layer
- Display the transit layer
- Display the bicycling Layer