Azure Maps supported 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, natural and artificial features along with the labels for those features.

road

Applicable APIs:

blank and blank_accessible

The blank and blank_accessible map styles provide a blank canvas on which to visualize data on. The blank_accessible style will continue to provide screen reader updates with location details of where the map is located, even though the base map is not 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

Applicable APIs:

satellite_road_labels

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

satellite_road_labels

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control

grayscale_dark

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

gray_scale

Applicable APIs:

grayscale_light

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

grayscale light

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control

night

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

night

Applicable APIs:

  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control

road_shaded_relief

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

shaded relief

Applicable APIs:

  • Map tile
  • Web SDK map control
  • Android map control

Next steps

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