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I wanted to get a blank version of Google Maps without any of the country names on for a visualisation I’m working on but I’d been led to believe that this wasn’t actually possible.

In actual fact we do have control over whether the labels are shown via the ‘styles’ option which we can call on the map.

In my case the code looks like this:

var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"), {
  zoom: 3,
  center: new google.maps.LatLng(31.492121, 14.919434),
  mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
var emptyStyles = [
    featureType: "all",
    elementType: "labels",
    stylers: [ { visibility: "off" } ]
map.setOptions({styles: emptyStyles});

And this is the result:

Map no labels



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