This example uses image tiles of the moon's surface to create a map.
Read the documentation.
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-maptype-image https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with
git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME