I want to use Google Maps in Satelite view, but the only labels I want displayed are the street names.

I want to exclude all other labels such as business names, points of interest, gas stations, restaurants, parking lots, and hotels because they obscure my view of the map.

If I uncheck the Labels option found by clicking Layers > More it removes the unnecessary clutter but it also removes the street names.

Toggle 'Labels' option in 'Layers > More'

How can I hide the unwanted labels in Satellite view without also losing the street names?


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unfortunately, this is not possible in:

but possible in:

and with some tune-ups, you can then create a custom map which you can then export as KML and import to MyMaps from where you can view it as it would be on google.com/maps/

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