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    Default Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    Can anyone tell me if its possible to disable any unwanted detail from cluttering Google Maps? E.g. restaurants, schools, petrol stations, car yards etc ... in short to display only what I want - the basic street maps - and the locations I have saved?

    I can't see any way to disable the unwanted display, but it's more than likely if there is, I'm looking in the wrong places.

    Anybody please?

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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    Phone or pc based?

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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    Either another app or a add-on to strip out unwanted detail. Or look online for simple Google Map on a mash-up site(s). There is at least one about which I use to use...Or reviews of various mashups, e.g. at mashable com.
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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Phone or pc based?
    Hi Gary, pc based thanks
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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    Also if inclined you can make your own. I have made my own custom Google Map Mashups for my Auckland Hotel and Harbour cruise Blogs, from tutorials, e.g at Google Developer's com using their java script API and their "key". Tutorial here to create a simple Google Map. But...could be bit involved. It took me quite some time. Hopefully a simple map can be found online somewhere...
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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    Thanks kahawai, but I think javascript may be beyond me somehow ... I may need to look elsewhere, other than Google
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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    What web browser do you use? There are often extensions like greasemonkey or styler that you can use to hide elements.

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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    If it's just to browse on your PC (rather than coding on y our own webpage), have a look at some of the styles here:
    https://snazzymaps.com/style/151/ult...ht-with-labels

    Using the example on this page, I just scrolled the map to NZ, and all that shows is suburbs and street names. No businesses, etc.
    There's lots of other sample styles you could try too by browsing the style section.

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    Default Re: Google Maps ... unwanted detail

    Quote Originally Posted by Chikara View Post
    If it's just to browse on your PC (rather than coding on y our own webpage), have a look at some of the styles here:
    https://snazzymaps.com/style/151/ult...ht-with-labels
    I got around the problem meantime by using Bing Maps rather than Google Maps. Bing has far less detail and clutter and gave me the result I needed to work with. Thank you for your help anyway
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

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