Almost every website we build includes some type of map component. Whether it’s a complex branch locator, or just a single pin marking your head office location, there’s bound to be a map. Google maps is incredibly capable for giving the features we need for any of these situations, but out-of-the-box Google maps always looks the same! We’ve crafted our clients’ map location to suit the brand identity, icons and colours that are unique in communicating the company’s essence. Why do your maps have to look like everyone else’s?
We’ve put together some examples, using the fantastic Snazzy Maps service, of how a brand can tweak the visual appearance of their maps to fit with their brand identity. These maps use all of the full-featured richness of Google Maps, with a themed layer that can be customized with any colours, allowing for layers to be added or removed based on preferences.
A website is bound to have some sort of map component. With the powers afforded to us with Google Maps and Snazzy Maps, we have no reason to leave these components in the default look and feel! Maps can be as unique and marvelous as brands are.