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Complex Marker Icons

This example creates complex markers to indicate beaches near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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TypeScript

// The following example creates complex markers to indicate beaches near
// Sydney, NSW, Australia. Note that the anchor is set to (0,32) to correspond
// to the base of the flagpole.

function initMap(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 10,
      center: { lat: -33.9, lng: 151.2 }
    }
  );

  setMarkers(map);
}

// Data for the markers consisting of a name, a LatLng and a zIndex for the
// order in which these markers should display on top of each other.
const beaches: [string, number, number, number][] = [
  ["Bondi Beach", -33.890542, 151.274856, 4],
  ["Coogee Beach", -33.923036, 151.259052, 5],
  ["Cronulla Beach", -34.028249, 151.157507, 3],
  ["Manly Beach", -33.80010128657071, 151.28747820854187, 2],
  ["Maroubra Beach", -33.950198, 151.259302, 1]
];

function setMarkers(map: google.maps.Map) {
  // Adds markers to the map.

  // Marker sizes are expressed as a Size of X,Y where the origin of the image
  // (0,0) is located in the top left of the image.

  // Origins, anchor positions and coordinates of the marker increase in the X
  // direction to the right and in the Y direction down.
  const image = {
    url:
      "https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/full/images/beachflag.png",
    // This marker is 20 pixels wide by 32 pixels high.
    size: new google.maps.Size(20, 32),
    // The origin for this image is (0, 0).
    origin: new google.maps.Point(0, 0),
    // The anchor for this image is the base of the flagpole at (0, 32).
    anchor: new google.maps.Point(0, 32)
  };
  // Shapes define the clickable region of the icon. The type defines an HTML
  // <area> element 'poly' which traces out a polygon as a series of X,Y points.
  // The final coordinate closes the poly by connecting to the first coordinate.
  const shape = {
    coords: [1, 1, 1, 20, 18, 20, 18, 1],
    type: "poly"
  };

  for (let i = 0; i < beaches.length; i++) {
    const beach = beaches[i];
    new google.maps.Marker({
      position: { lat: beach[1], lng: beach[2] },
      map,
      icon: image,
      // @ts-ignore TODO(jpoehnelt) fix typings
      shape: shape,
      title: beach[0],
      zIndex: beach[3]
    });
  }
}

JavaScript

// The following example creates complex markers to indicate beaches near
// Sydney, NSW, Australia. Note that the anchor is set to (0,32) to correspond
// to the base of the flagpole.
function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 10,
    center: { lat: -33.9, lng: 151.2 }
  });
  setMarkers(map);
}
// Data for the markers consisting of a name, a LatLng and a zIndex for the
// order in which these markers should display on top of each other.
const beaches = [
  ["Bondi Beach", -33.890542, 151.274856, 4],
  ["Coogee Beach", -33.923036, 151.259052, 5],
  ["Cronulla Beach", -34.028249, 151.157507, 3],
  ["Manly Beach", -33.80010128657071, 151.28747820854187, 2],
  ["Maroubra Beach", -33.950198, 151.259302, 1]
];

function setMarkers(map) {
  // Adds markers to the map.
  // Marker sizes are expressed as a Size of X,Y where the origin of the image
  // (0,0) is located in the top left of the image.
  // Origins, anchor positions and coordinates of the marker increase in the X
  // direction to the right and in the Y direction down.
  const image = {
    url:
      "https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/full/images/beachflag.png",
    // This marker is 20 pixels wide by 32 pixels high.
    size: new google.maps.Size(20, 32),
    // The origin for this image is (0, 0).
    origin: new google.maps.Point(0, 0),
    // The anchor for this image is the base of the flagpole at (0, 32).
    anchor: new google.maps.Point(0, 32)
  };
  // Shapes define the clickable region of the icon. The type defines an HTML
  // <area> element 'poly' which traces out a polygon as a series of X,Y points.
  // The final coordinate closes the poly by connecting to the first coordinate.
  const shape = {
    coords: [1, 1, 1, 20, 18, 20, 18, 1],
    type: "poly"
  };

  for (let i = 0; i < beaches.length; i++) {
    const beach = beaches[i];
    new google.maps.Marker({
      position: { lat: beach[1], lng: beach[2] },
      map,
      icon: image,

      shape: shape,
      title: beach[0],
      zIndex: beach[3]
    });
  }
}

CSS


      

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Complex Marker Icons</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./app.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Complex Marker Icons</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <style type="text/css">
      /* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
       * element that contains the map. */
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }

      /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
      html,
      body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      "use strict";

      // The following example creates complex markers to indicate beaches near
      // Sydney, NSW, Australia. Note that the anchor is set to (0,32) to correspond
      // to the base of the flagpole.
      function initMap() {
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 10,
          center: {
            lat: -33.9,
            lng: 151.2
          }
        });
        setMarkers(map);
      } // Data for the markers consisting of a name, a LatLng and a zIndex for the
      // order in which these markers should display on top of each other.

      const beaches = [
        ["Bondi Beach", -33.890542, 151.274856, 4],
        ["Coogee Beach", -33.923036, 151.259052, 5],
        ["Cronulla Beach", -34.028249, 151.157507, 3],
        ["Manly Beach", -33.80010128657071, 151.28747820854187, 2],
        ["Maroubra Beach", -33.950198, 151.259302, 1]
      ];

      function setMarkers(map) {
        // Adds markers to the map.
        // Marker sizes are expressed as a Size of X,Y where the origin of the image
        // (0,0) is located in the top left of the image.
        // Origins, anchor positions and coordinates of the marker increase in the X
        // direction to the right and in the Y direction down.
        const image = {
          url:
            "https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/full/images/beachflag.png",
          // This marker is 20 pixels wide by 32 pixels high.
          size: new google.maps.Size(20, 32),
          // The origin for this image is (0, 0).
          origin: new google.maps.Point(0, 0),
          // The anchor for this image is the base of the flagpole at (0, 32).
          anchor: new google.maps.Point(0, 32)
        }; // Shapes define the clickable region of the icon. The type defines an HTML
        // <area> element 'poly' which traces out a polygon as a series of X,Y points.
        // The final coordinate closes the poly by connecting to the first coordinate.

        const shape = {
          coords: [1, 1, 1, 20, 18, 20, 18, 1],
          type: "poly"
        };

        for (let i = 0; i < beaches.length; i++) {
          const beach = beaches[i];
          new google.maps.Marker({
            position: {
              lat: beach[1],
              lng: beach[2]
            },
            map,
            icon: image,
            shape: shape,
            title: beach[0],
            zIndex: beach[3]
          });
        }
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
"use strict"; // The following example creates complex markers to indicate beaches near // Sydney, NSW, Australia. Note that the anchor is set to (0,32) to correspond // to the base of the flagpole. function initMap() { const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 10, center: { lat: -33.9, lng: 151.2 } }); setMarkers(map); } // Data for the markers consisting of a name, a LatLng and a zIndex for the // order in which these markers should display on top of each other. const beaches = [ ["Bondi Beach", -33.890542, 151.274856, 4], ["Coogee Beach", -33.923036, 151.259052, 5], ["Cronulla Beach", -34.028249, 151.157507, 3], ["Manly Beach", -33.80010128657071, 151.28747820854187, 2], ["Maroubra Beach", -33.950198, 151.259302, 1] ]; function setMarkers(map) { // Adds markers to the map. // Marker sizes are expressed as a Size of X,Y where the origin of the image // (0,0) is located in the top left of the image. // Origins, anchor positions and coordinates of the marker increase in the X // direction to the right and in the Y direction down. const image = { url: "https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/full/images/beachflag.png", // This marker is 20 pixels wide by 32 pixels high. size: new google.maps.Size(20, 32), // The origin for this image is (0, 0). origin: new google.maps.Point(0, 0), // The anchor for this image is the base of the flagpole at (0, 32). anchor: new google.maps.Point(0, 32) }; // Shapes define the clickable region of the icon. The type defines an HTML // <area> element 'poly' which traces out a polygon as a series of X,Y points. // The final coordinate closes the poly by connecting to the first coordinate. const shape = { coords: [1, 1, 1, 20, 18, 20, 18, 1], type: "poly" }; for (let i = 0; i < beaches.length; i++) { const beach = beaches[i]; new google.maps.Marker({ position: { lat: beach[1], lng: beach[2] }, map, icon: image, shape: shape, title: beach[0], zIndex: beach[3] }); } }
/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div * element that contains the map. */ #map { height: 100%; } /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */ html, body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Complex Marker Icons</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyCb1xprYSpXd0q_yDsJ1W2UGhfl9_YGKU0&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> </body> </html>