This example demontrates custom positioning of the map controls. The zoom control options are placed on the left of the map and the map type controls are placed along the top of the map.
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Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.
git clone -b sample-control-positioning https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with
git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME