Brendan Nee

How to use Google Maps 8-bit tiles in your own project

March 31st, 2012

Its easy to use the tiles from Google’s 8-bit April Fools day map in your own project.

Previously, I outlined a relatively simple way to use the transit layer in your own map. You can use the same technique to pull the 8bit map tiles.

You can see a live example of this on

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  • bob

    any way to access 8 bit maps still?

  • Darren K

    So friggin sorry that Google removed this. Why the frack did they removed it??