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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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TypeScript

// 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(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 4,
      center: { lat: -25.363882, lng: 131.044922 }
    }
  );

  const 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
  };

  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: map.getCenter(),
    icon: goldStar,
    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 star-shaped symbol
// with a pale yellow fill and a thick yellow border.
function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 4,
    center: { lat: -25.363882, lng: 131.044922 }
  });
  const 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
  };
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: map.getCenter(),
    icon: goldStar,
    map: map
  });
}

CSS


      

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>
      "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() {
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          zoom: 4,
          center: {
            lat: -25.363882,
            lng: 131.044922
          }
        });
        const 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
        };
        new google.maps.Marker({
          position: map.getCenter(),
          icon: goldStar,
          map: map
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
"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() { const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 4, center: { lat: -25.363882, lng: 131.044922 } }); const 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 }; new google.maps.Marker({ position: map.getCenter(), icon: goldStar, 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> <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>