Recently I noticed that whenever I try to load Google Maps in Ubuntu 14.04 using Google Chrome as the web browser, a black screen usually loads on top of the map. The post will demonstrate how to fix this issue. Event if you switch to satellite or terrain views inside Google maps the black screen still loads app on top of the map. To solve, the problem, all you have to do is just disable hardware acceleration.
1. Go to Settings then scroll down and click Show advanced settings…
2. Scroll down further and look for the option Use hardware acceleration when available. Make sure the option is un-checked.
3. Reload your browser and that’s it. You can now see the black screen is already gone.