Markers with Vector-Based Icons

This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a marker-shaped symbol with a blue fill and no border.

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TypeScript

// This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol
// as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a marker-shaped
// symbol with a blue fill and no border.

function initMap(): void {
  const center = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.712451, 150.311823);
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 9,
      center: center,
    }
  );

  const svgMarker = {
    path:
      "M10.453 14.016l6.563-6.609-1.406-1.406-5.156 5.203-2.063-2.109-1.406 1.406zM12 2.016q2.906 0 4.945 2.039t2.039 4.945q0 1.453-0.727 3.328t-1.758 3.516-2.039 3.070-1.711 2.273l-0.75 0.797q-0.281-0.328-0.75-0.867t-1.688-2.156-2.133-3.141-1.664-3.445-0.75-3.375q0-2.906 2.039-4.945t4.945-2.039z",
    fillColor: "blue",
    fillOpacity: 0.6,
    strokeWeight: 0,
    rotation: 0,
    scale: 2,
    anchor: new google.maps.Point(15, 30),
  };

  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: map.getCenter(),
    icon: svgMarker,
    map: map,
  });
}

JavaScript

// This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol
// as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a marker-shaped
// symbol with a blue fill and no border.
function initMap() {
  const center = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.712451, 150.311823);
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 9,
    center: center,
  });
  const svgMarker = {
    path:
      "M10.453 14.016l6.563-6.609-1.406-1.406-5.156 5.203-2.063-2.109-1.406 1.406zM12 2.016q2.906 0 4.945 2.039t2.039 4.945q0 1.453-0.727 3.328t-1.758 3.516-2.039 3.070-1.711 2.273l-0.75 0.797q-0.281-0.328-0.75-0.867t-1.688-2.156-2.133-3.141-1.664-3.445-0.75-3.375q0-2.906 2.039-4.945t4.945-2.039z",
    fillColor: "blue",
    fillOpacity: 0.6,
    strokeWeight: 0,
    rotation: 0,
    scale: 2,
    anchor: new google.maps.Point(15, 30),
  };
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: map.getCenter(),
    icon: svgMarker,
    map: map,
  });
}

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;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Custom Symbols (Marker)</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Custom Symbols (Marker)</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></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>
      // This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol
      // as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a marker-shaped
      // symbol with a blue fill and no border.
      function initMap() {
        const center = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.712451, 150.311823);
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 9,
          center: center,
        });
        const svgMarker = {
          path:
            "M10.453 14.016l6.563-6.609-1.406-1.406-5.156 5.203-2.063-2.109-1.406 1.406zM12 2.016q2.906 0 4.945 2.039t2.039 4.945q0 1.453-0.727 3.328t-1.758 3.516-2.039 3.070-1.711 2.273l-0.75 0.797q-0.281-0.328-0.75-0.867t-1.688-2.156-2.133-3.141-1.664-3.445-0.75-3.375q0-2.906 2.039-4.945t4.945-2.039z",
          fillColor: "blue",
          fillOpacity: 0.6,
          strokeWeight: 0,
          rotation: 0,
          scale: 2,
          anchor: new google.maps.Point(15, 30),
        };
        new google.maps.Marker({
          position: map.getCenter(),
          icon: svgMarker,
          map: map,
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
// This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol // as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a marker-shaped // symbol with a blue fill and no border. function initMap() { const center = new google.maps.LatLng(-33.712451, 150.311823); const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 9, center: center, }); const svgMarker = { path: "M10.453 14.016l6.563-6.609-1.406-1.406-5.156 5.203-2.063-2.109-1.406 1.406zM12 2.016q2.906 0 4.945 2.039t2.039 4.945q0 1.453-0.727 3.328t-1.758 3.516-2.039 3.070-1.711 2.273l-0.75 0.797q-0.281-0.328-0.75-0.867t-1.688-2.156-2.133-3.141-1.664-3.445-0.75-3.375q0-2.906 2.039-4.945t4.945-2.039z", fillColor: "blue", fillOpacity: 0.6, strokeWeight: 0, rotation: 0, scale: 2, anchor: new google.maps.Point(15, 30), }; new google.maps.Marker({ position: map.getCenter(), icon: svgMarker, map: map, }); }
/* 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>Custom Symbols (Marker)</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. --> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" async ></script> </body> </html>

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