How to hide the Google logo from google maps by adding a superimposed image to google maps?


I am adding Bitmap image on Google maps using GroundOverlayOptions, that image will be overlaid on the Google maps.

Below is my code.

public void onLocationChanged(Location location) {

    TextView tvLocation = (TextView) findViewById(;
    location = generateRandomLoc(location, 0);
    double latitude = location.getLatitude();
    double longitude = location.getLongitude();
    LatLng latLng = new LatLng(latitude, longitude);

    //Setting padding to hide google logo

    CameraPosition cameraPosition = new CameraPosition.Builder().target(latLng).build();
    //get camera position frm map view
    LatLng cameraPosLatLng = mapView.getCameraPosition().target;
    if (isFlag) {
        BitmapDescriptor image = BitmapDescriptorFactory.fromResource(R.drawable.overlay_pink_image);
        mapView.addGroundOverlay(new GroundOverlayOptions()
                .image(image).position(latLng, 458, 274)
    if (cirle != null) {
    cirle = mapView.addCircle(new CircleOptions().center(cameraPosLatLng).strokeColor(Color.GREEN).fillColor(Color.GREEN).radius(0.7));

I am trying to hide Google logo from the MapView by setting padding, but That logo won't be hidden from the MapView. When I set -10 padding at left or bottom that 10% of view will be disabled. But in case of map view, this may be different. If I set padding(50,0,0,0); that logo will be placed at right. How can I disable or hide the logo of Google on Google maps.

Any help would be appreciated.

Try to respect the Google Maps Terms of Service

9.4 Attribution.

  • Content provided to you through the Service may contain the Brand Features of Google, its strategic partners, or other third-party rights holders of content that Google indexes. When Google provides those Brand Features or other attribution through the Service, you must display such attribution as provided (or as described in the Maps APIs Documentation) and must not delete or alter the attribution.
  • You must conspicuously display the "powered by Google" attribution (and any other attribution(s) required by Google in the Maps APIs Documentation) on or adjacent to the relevant Service search box and Google search results. If you use the standard Google search control, or the standard Google search control form, this attribution will be included automatically, and you must not modify or obscure this automatically-generated attribution.

Developers don't have the authority to replace the logo even though it's possible.