Maps for Dark mode
Published May 29, 2020
Are you creating a mobile app or website with dark mode and looking for a map to fit the design? Try Dark and Night maps or create your own!
Dark and Night map styles
The Dark style is a black map designed to minimize the distraction of users, who can focus on data you are presenting on top of them without being interrupted. Everything is as dim as possible and the contrast is just enough to make the map still readable.
The Night map is more “fancy”. Labels have high contrast and it is easy-to-read. The Night map can be used in apps where you don’t want to blind your users with a white map, e.g. for navigation in the cities during the night hours.
Create your own dark map design
Neither Dark nor Night is a “standalone” map. Both are derivated from other map styles in the Customize tool just by changing a few colors.
You can create your own map style: read this how-to or jump directly to the Customize tool. You can use Dark and Night presets as a base and just slightly adjust them or start from scratch with any other map style.