Azure Maps supported built-in map styles

Azure Maps supports several different built-in map styles as described below.

road

A road map is a standard map that displays roads. It also displays natural and artificial features, and the labels for those features.

road map style

Applicable APIs:

blank and blank_accessible

The blank and blank_accessible map styles provide a blank canvas for visualizing data. The blank_accessible style will continue to provide screen reader updates with map's location details, even though the base map isn't displayed.

Note

In the Web SDK, you can change the background color of the map by setting the CSS background-color style of map DIV element.

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control

satellite

The satellite style is a combination of satellite and aerial imagery.

satellite tile map style

Applicable APIs:

  • Satellite tile
  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control
  • Power BI visual

satellite_road_labels

This map style is a hybrid of roads and labels overlaid on top of satellite and aerial imagery.

satellite_road_labels map style

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control
  • Power BI visual

grayscale_dark

grayscale dark is a dark version of the road map style.

gray_scale map style

Applicable APIs:

grayscale_light

grayscale light is a light version of the road map style.

grayscale light map style

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control
  • Power BI visual

night

night is a dark version of the road map style with colored roads and symbols.

night map style

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control
  • Power BI visual

road_shaded_relief

road shaded relief is an Azure Maps main style completed with contours of the Earth.

shaded relief map style

Applicable APIs:

  • Map tile
  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control
  • Power BI visual

high_contrast_dark

high_contrast_dark is a dark map style with a higher contrast than the other styles.

high contrast dark map style

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control
  • Power BI visual

Next steps

Learn about how to set a map style in Azure Maps:

Choose a map style