Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

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Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Starb7 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:53 pm

Hi All

Does anyone know how to show a Google maps in Greyscale/mono using the google API embedded as HTML? No probs creating a colour version but can't find out how to make it mono. TIA

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Starb7 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:32 pm

Always a bit wary about the paid for ones... perfect example in this case - click the demo and see what you get ;) Last thing you want to see on your site.

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by zinc » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:45 pm

Starb7 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Always a bit wary about the paid for ones... perfect example in this case - click the demo and see what you get ;) Last thing you want to see on your site.

Cheers.
Why? This has nothing to do with RZ, Google has changed its rules and now requires you to have/obtain an API key
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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by BaconFries » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:10 pm

Always a bit wary about the paid for ones.
Why?!! as zincs reply this has nothing to do with it being a extension whether it paid or free it is down to Google requiring a API Key before it will render

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Starb7 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:26 pm

Why? Just personal choice - because sometimes they fail and the originator is no longer about or doesn't want to update. This is not limited to WWB, I find this with a lot of dev tools (and as a Linux user, I avoid non-repo based s/w installs) as I have been caught out with some third party addons. I will however add there are some excellent add-ons and I have used some of them and wouldn't put anyone off from using them.

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by zinc » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:32 pm

Starb7 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Why? Just personal choice - because sometimes they fail and the originator is no longer about or doesn't want to update. This is not limited to WWB, I find this with a lot of dev tools (and as a Linux user, I avoid non-repo based s/w installs) as I have been caught out with some third party addons. I will however add there are some excellent add-ons and I have used some of them and wouldn't put anyone off from using them.
In this case your observation about this developer is wrong. Good luck with your further endeavours...

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Starb7 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:35 pm

Nice to know Zinc and thanks for the good luck wishes, much appreciated.

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Pablo » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:01 pm

Note that there is also a 'Google Maps Grayscale' block available in 'Blocks Pack2':
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/free_extras.html

See also:
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/blocks.html

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Billywiz » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:51 am

Shouldn't the map render on the Demo page, why would I need an API to view this page. surely I would only need the API keys if I placed the extension on my website and uploaded it to my webspace.
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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Pablo » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:30 am

You always need an API key, otherwise Google does not allow access to the maps.

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Billywiz » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:05 am

So if I placed a map on my website with the relevant API keys then a visitor to my website would need an API to view it, how does that work ?
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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Pablo » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:45 am

No, you need to enter the API key in the properties.

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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by Billywiz » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:39 am

Pablo, I think we've got crossed wires here, Starb7 said he was wary because the demo on RZ's site cannot be viewed so may not work on his site if he purchased it, perhaps RZ didn't included the API's in the map so shows error "This page can't load Google Maps correctly"
Your solution of using the block is perfect.
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Re: Google Maps - Show in Greyscale

Post by zinc » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:46 am

Billywiz wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:39 am
Pablo, I think we've got crossed wires here, Starb7 said he was wary because the demo on RZ's site cannot be viewed so may not work on his site if he purchased it, perhaps RZ didn't included the API's in the map so shows error "This page can't load Google Maps correctly"
Your solution of using the block is perfect.
I gave Starb7 a link and an example that [rz] maps does work PROVIDED you add an API key. The fact that the demo does not work is perhaps the developer does not want to obtain a key. This is not to say it is not working.

Having said that, it is very pointless to offer any solution that actually works and involves parting with money on this forum as most are looking for freebies...

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