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Custom Symbols (Marker)

This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a star-shaped symbol with a pale yellow fill and a thick yellow border.

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JavaScript

// This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol
// as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a star-shaped symbol
// with a pale yellow fill and a thick yellow border.

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: { lat: -25.363882, lng: 131.044922 }
  });

  var goldStar = {
    path:
      "M 125,5 155,90 245,90 175,145 200,230 125,180 50,230 75,145 5,90 95,90 z",
    fillColor: "yellow",
    fillOpacity: 0.8,
    scale: 1,
    strokeColor: "gold",
    strokeWeight: 14
  };

  var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
    position: map.getCenter(),
    icon: goldStar,
    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>
    <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>Custom Symbols (Marker)</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>
      (function(exports) {
        "use strict";

        // This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol
        // as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a star-shaped symbol
        // with a pale yellow fill and a thick yellow border.
        function initMap() {
          var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
            zoom: 4,
            center: {
              lat: -25.363882,
              lng: 131.044922
            }
          });
          var goldStar = {
            path:
              "M 125,5 155,90 245,90 175,145 200,230 125,180 50,230 75,145 5,90 95,90 z",
            fillColor: "yellow",
            fillOpacity: 0.8,
            scale: 1,
            strokeColor: "gold",
            strokeWeight: 14
          };
          var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
            position: map.getCenter(),
            icon: goldStar,
            map: map
          });
        }

        exports.initMap = initMap;
      })((this.window = this.window || {}));
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
(function(exports) { "use strict"; // This example uses SVG path notation to add a vector-based symbol // as the icon for a marker. The resulting icon is a star-shaped symbol // with a pale yellow fill and a thick yellow border. function initMap() { var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 4, center: { lat: -25.363882, lng: 131.044922 } }); var goldStar = { path: "M 125,5 155,90 245,90 175,145 200,230 125,180 50,230 75,145 5,90 95,90 z", fillColor: "yellow", fillOpacity: 0.8, scale: 1, strokeColor: "gold", strokeWeight: 14 }; var marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: map.getCenter(), icon: goldStar, map: map }); } exports.initMap = initMap; })((this.window = this.window || {}));
/* 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> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> </body> </html>