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How to specify Google Maps URL for map tiles in Splunk?

In my app I'd like to use Google Maps instead of the default Open Street Map and Splunk maps. Splunk asks for a tile URL, but using http://maps.google.com does not work. Any idea on this gurus?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The URL for Google Maps tiles is:

https://mt.google.com/vt/lyrs=m&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Max Zoom Level - 22

Where lyrs=

h = roads only
m = standard roadmap
p = terrain
r = somehow altered roadmap
s = satellite only
t = terrain only
y = hybrid

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The URL for Google Maps tiles is:

https://mt.google.com/vt/lyrs=m&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Max Zoom Level - 22

Where lyrs=

h = roads only
m = standard roadmap
p = terrain
r = somehow altered roadmap
s = satellite only
t = terrain only
y = hybrid

View solution in original post

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Splunk Maps use Leaflet underneath instead of the Google Maps API code, and apparently Google's terms of use don't allow the use of Google tiles without using the Google API.

See https://github.com/Leaflet/Leaflet/blob/master/FAQ.md#data-providers for some options of various tile providers... with the obvious caveat to comply with their specific terms 🙂