Google Maps API v3 Highlight Country Border without using Polygons


I need to highlight the border of a country – let’s say Switzerland. I achieved it with already with FusionTablesLayer like:

        var layer = new google.maps.FusionTablesLayer({
                    query: {
                        select: 'geometry',
                        from: '1N2LBk4JHwWpOY4d9fobIn27lfnZ5MDy-NoqqRpk',
                        where: "ISO_2DIGIT IN ('CH')"
                    styles: [
                            polygonOptions: {
                                strokeColor: "#FF0000",
                                fillOpacity: "0"


The problem hereby is, that the drawn border is too straight


Is there any possibility to use some kind of search request, because if I go to Google Maps and search for Switzerland the country borders are highlighted in a light pink. This would already fullfil my requirements. See Maps

Thanks in advance


As I said in my comment, this is not available through the API (at least at the time we speak).

You can do 2 things though:

  1. check out this answer where I give a complete solution on how to overlay polygons as country boundaries and provide a complete world data set.

  2. Subscribe to this feature request that is exactly what you are looking for.

Hope this helps!

Note: this answer is still valid in 05.2022

Answered By – MrUpsidown

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