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Rotating 45° Imagery

This example creates a map showing satellite imagery tilted at 45 degrees, along with a button that will rotate the map periodically.

TypeScript

let map: google.maps.Map;

function initMap(): void {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement, {
    center: { lat: 45.518, lng: -122.672 },
    zoom: 18,
    mapTypeId: "satellite",
    heading: 90,
    tilt: 45
  });
}

function rotate90() {
  const heading = map.getHeading() || 0;
  map.setHeading(heading + 90);
}

function autoRotate() {
  // Determine if we're showing aerial imagery.
  if (map.getTilt() !== 0) {
    window.setInterval(rotate90, 3000);
  }
}

JavaScript

let map;

function initMap() {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    center: { lat: 45.518, lng: -122.672 },
    zoom: 18,
    mapTypeId: "satellite",
    heading: 90,
    tilt: 45
  });
}

function rotate90() {
  const heading = map.getHeading() || 0;
  map.setHeading(heading + 90);
}

function autoRotate() {
  // Determine if we're showing aerial imagery.
  if (map.getTilt() !== 0) {
    window.setInterval(rotate90, 3000);
  }
}

CSS

/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
       * element that contains the map. */
#map {
  height: 100%;
}

/* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
html,
body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

#floating-panel {
  position: absolute;
  top: 10px;
  left: 25%;
  z-index: 5;
  background-color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border: 1px solid #999;
  text-align: center;
  font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
  line-height: 30px;
  padding-left: 10px;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Rotating 45° Imagery</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./app.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="floating-panel">
      <input type="button" value="Auto Rotate" onclick="autoRotate();" />
    </div>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Rotating 45° Imagery</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <style type="text/css">
      /* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
       * element that contains the map. */
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }

      /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
      html,
      body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }

      #floating-panel {
        position: absolute;
        top: 10px;
        left: 25%;
        z-index: 5;
        background-color: #fff;
        padding: 5px;
        border: 1px solid #999;
        text-align: center;
        font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif";
        line-height: 30px;
        padding-left: 10px;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      "use strict";

      let map;

      function initMap() {
        map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          center: {
            lat: 45.518,
            lng: -122.672
          },
          zoom: 18,
          mapTypeId: "satellite",
          heading: 90,
          tilt: 45
        });
      }

      function rotate90() {
        const heading = map.getHeading() || 0;
        map.setHeading(heading + 90);
      }

      function autoRotate() {
        // Determine if we're showing aerial imagery.
        if (map.getTilt() !== 0) {
          window.setInterval(rotate90, 3000);
        }
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="floating-panel">
      <input type="button" value="Auto Rotate" onclick="autoRotate();" />
    </div>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
"use strict"; let map; function initMap() { map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { center: { lat: 45.518, lng: -122.672 }, zoom: 18, mapTypeId: "satellite", heading: 90, tilt: 45 }); } function rotate90() { const heading = map.getHeading() || 0; map.setHeading(heading + 90); } function autoRotate() { // Determine if we're showing aerial imagery. if (map.getTilt() !== 0) { window.setInterval(rotate90, 3000); } }
/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div * element that contains the map. */ #map { height: 100%; } /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */ html, body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; } #floating-panel { position: absolute; top: 10px; left: 25%; z-index: 5; background-color: #fff; padding: 5px; border: 1px solid #999; text-align: center; font-family: "Roboto", "sans-serif"; line-height: 30px; padding-left: 10px; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Rotating 45° Imagery</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="floating-panel"> <input type="button" value="Auto Rotate" onclick="autoRotate();" /> </div> <div id="map"></div> </body> </html>

Create a starter application from sample

A skeleton starter application using TypeScript, Webpack, and Babel can be generated from this sample using one of the methods below.

Run Locally

Node.js is required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM.

npm i -g '@googlemaps/js-samples'
googlemaps-js-samples init aerial-rotation DESTINATION_FOLDER

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