This layer is to decide whether you would want the map data to be showed on top of the satellite imagery or not. You can toggle between on and off by just checking or unchecking on it. When ever you are editing a road or may be a place, in an area which is cluttered with map data and when the nearby mapped places are distracting, you may use this option as a handy tool in mapping effectively.
Remember: You would not get the option of turning off the 'Labels' layer when you are working in the 'Map' view.
Satellite View with Labels
Satellite View without Labels
This layer would enable the display of photos added by various users on the maps at any location. By turning on this layer one can check for the photos which have been added by the users at that location. As they say, a picture is thousand words described, it certainly is on Google Mapmaker too. Adding a photo can be done by various ways. Do visit the help center to know more on adding photos on the maps.
This layer is used for turning on the Biking Lanes and Trails on the map. Various mapper across the globe have their way of exploring and knowing the nearby places on the maps. A couple of interesting such things are the biking information and the trails. You can toggle between turning on and off by either checking or unchecking on this layer. Biking lanes would be showed only when the users of the map at any location have edited the 'Bicycle and Pedestrian' information of the roads in a given area. Similarly trails need to be marked for them to be displayed when this layer is turned on.
This is one of the layer where in is like a boon if you do constant reviews of places which are pending on the maps. This layer as itself describes is used for showing the places which are pending and which are in need of a review by users like us. Ensure that while looking at the map or while editing this layer is turned off as this may interrupt the view and the addition process while adding a place or a road.
If you need to review places which are pending in your neighborhood or locality, then zooming out of the map and turning on this layer would be an ideal way of clearing off the pending edits in the region.
Remember: When ever you turn this layer on, all the pending places would appear in 'Orange' color.
This is the second useful layer after 'Pending Places' for reviewing places which are pending on the maps. How ever unlike the Pending Places layer, this layer is used to review and to highlight the roads which are pending on the maps. This is quite useful to the map users since unless a pending road is not being reviewed and cleared, the Google Mapmaker tool would not allow a user to add or edit any road associated with the pending road.
Remember: When ever you turn this layer on, all the pending roads would appear on the map in 'Sky Blue' color.
Help Tip: For better and effective mapping on Google Mapmaker, one can make use of different combinations of the layers and the views available.
So finally, we are done with knowing the different types of view and labels available for us on Google Mapmaker.
So go out there and start mapping, have fun!
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