I’ve just added some KML images and they appear fine on my map. What I’m wanting to do is give people the option to turn the KML layer on and off from Google Maps – just like you do with the other map controls. What we want to do is have the ability to overlay some old aerial imagery from 1943 over the current day Google Maps imagery so people can compare what an area looked like then and now. At the moment is one or the other. Is there a way with CSS or something else to add that functionality to the Google Map?
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#1- Now this is not possible with plugin to Turn on/off kml layer from map frontend just like other controls. This is only backend settings to display kml layer on your map or not .
#2- Sorry I didn't get your point. May i know what you exactly want to know so we can give you suggestions related to it.
I'll try and explain it a little clearer. When I load my Google Map on my WordPress site, I see satellite imagery taken sometime in the last couple of years. On top of that I see the locations I have loaded into the plugin. What we would lie to do is add a layer of black and white photos over Google Maps (using kml images) that was taken 70 years ago of the exact same area. Then visitors to the site can have the option to turn on or off the photos so they can compare the area now, to how it was in 1943. Does that make sense? Attached is a screen shot of the idea I'm talking about with the kml images over the top - these are the ones we'd like to turn off and on.