Why is google maps so zoomed out?

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Google Maps – Modifying Controls

Several of the map controls are configurable.

The controls can be modified by specifying control options fields.

For example, options for modifying a Zoom control are specified in the zoomControlOptions field. The zoomControlOptions field may contain:

  • google.maps.ZoomControlStyle.SMALL – displays a mini-zoom control (only + and – buttons)
  • google.maps.ZoomControlStyle.LARGE – displays the standard zoom slider control
  • FAULT – picks the best zoom control based on device and map size

Note: If you modify a control, always enable the control first (set it to true).

Another configurable control is the MapType control.

Options for modifying a control are specified in the mapTypeControlOptions field. The mapTypeControlOptions field may contain::

  • google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.HORIZONTAL_BAR – display one button for each map type
  • google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU – select map type via a dropdown menu
  • FAULT – displays the "default" behavior (depends on screen size)

You can also position a control, with the ControlPosition property:

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On-Screen Controls

  1. If your mouse button’s sticky or unresponsive, you might find clicking the mouse buttons to control the map zoom level inconvenient or difficult. One alternative to double-click zooming in Google Maps is to use the on-screen graphical user interface controls. Change the zoom level with the slider control on the left-hand side of the Google Maps viewing screen, or single-click the “+” or “-“buttons at either end of the slider control to change the zoom level.

Google Maps – Disabling The Default Controls

You may instead wish to turn off the default controls.

To do so, set the Map’s disableDefaultUI property (within the Map options object) to true:


Here is a Gist I created to remind myself in the future about this quick fix:

And that is it – nice and simple.