Creating custom icons for Google Map

You can create your own Google Icon for your locator mapping.  The standard Google icon is approximately 20px wide by 34 pixels high in the .png format and should have a transparent background.  You can experiment with your icon size, shape and color as desired.

Once you have created your icon, go to Setup Options >> Google Map Icons >> All Icons >> Add Icon to install it in your icon library as follows:

  • Click the Browse button to locate and select the image on your local computer.
  • Enter the image size in width and height.
  • Enter the Icon Anchor X coordinate or leave default setting. (This value increases to the right in the Google Maps coordinate system.)
  • Enter the Icon Anchor Y coordinate or leave default setting. (This value increases downwards in the Google Maps coordinate system.)
  • Enter the Info Window Anchor X coordinate or leave default setting.
  • Enter the Info Window Anchor Y coordinate or leave default setting.
  • For an optional shadow image, click the Browse button to locate and select the shadow image on your local computer.
  • Enter the coordinates as desired.
  • Click the Save button.
  • Return to Setup Options, navigate to Google Map Icons and click the gray button to select your new image.
  • Scroll to the bottom of Setup Options and click Save.

You new icon should now be enabled.