Google Maps API & hybrid button

I successfully got the basic google maps api running on a page of mine.  However, the basic map does not have the buttons to switch to "satellite" or "hybrid" mode.  The API documentation is a bit long and complicated.  Can anyone tell me what I need to do to add buttons to switch to satellite and hybrid modes like is available on

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I would suggest you to use Google maps EZ from the following link:
It is very easy to use compared to the api. Hope that helps.
Or if you prefer to use the Google maps api directly, then try this code:

var map = new GMap2(document.getElementById("map"));
map.addControl(new GMapTypeControl());

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phasevarAuthor Commented:
map.addControl(new GMapTypeControl());

That was exactly what I was looking for!  Thanks!
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