Google Maps help: Map type control.


The Map type control:

You can choose between 3 map type controls:
  • Standard
  • Menu
  • Hierarchical
Standard

Map type control

Provides a control for selecting and switching between supported map types via buttons.
  • Map, shows a traditional map view.
  • Satellite, shows only a satellite image mosaic.
  • Hybrid, shows a map which overlays political and road lines over a satellite map.
Menu

Map type control

Provides a control for selecting and switching between supported map types via a drop-down menu.
  • Map, shows a traditional map view.
  • Satellite, shows only a satellite image mosaic.
  • Hybrid, shows a map which overlays political and road lines over a satellite map.
Hierarchical

Map type control

Provides a "nested" map type control for selecting and switching between supported map types via buttons and nested checkboxes.
  • Map, shows a traditional map view.
  • Satellite, shows only a satellite image mosaic.
  • When hovering over Satellite, the "Show labels" checkbox appears. If the checkbox is selected a map is shown which overlays political and road lines over the satellite map.