0Google MapsExtra Google Maps Icons

I frequently use google maps, and have created quite a few custom maps.  I particularly like using the placemark icons with the standard colours, rather than the custom shape icons.  However, there are only 2 types, in 7 colours, for a total of 14, which is frequently insufficient.

Custom Extra Google Maps Icons

Google Maps supports custom icons, so I have created a whole series of additional icons by using 4 new colours, and several different shapes, rather than just dots, in the centre.  In total I have created 44 extra icons, for a new total of 58, which I hope will be sufficient.  Update: I have created a second release of icons, with 114 extra icons, meaning there are now 128 placemark icons available in total including the original 14.  They can be downloaded from the downloads page.  If you would rather download them individually (or link to them directly from google maps) you can do so – they are all available on my picasa page.  If you want to use the icons on a website, I recommend downloading the image below, which includes png alpha transparency, and using css sprites to display the images

Google Maps Custom Extra Placemark Icons v2

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Getting the original Google Maps Icons

The original google icons number 183 in total at present.  They are all PNG’s located at http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/ms/micons/filename.png

At the bottom of this post is a complete list of all the file names.

Rather than downloading each in turn, I copied the list into a text file, and added some code (as below) at the start and end of each line I used textpad and did a replace operation, using regular expressions to replace “/n” (new line) with the following

“>icon</a><br>/n<a href=“http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/ms/micons/

I then completed the top and bottom lines, which left me with a valid html file with a list of links to every file.

I then saved the file as .html, opened it with firefox, and used the Firefox Addon DownThemAll to download all of them in one go.

I have provided an archive with all 183 icons on the downloads page, but am aware I may be in violation of copyright, hence providing the information above as an alternative for anyone who wishes to source the original icons themselves, or incase I am forced to remove the archive

Filename list for original google maps icons

courtesy of google employee “pamela”

POI.png
POI.shadow.png
arts.png
arts.shadow.png
bar.png
bar.shadow.png
blue-dot.png
blue-pushpin.png
blue.png
bus.png
bus.shadow.png
cabs.png
cabs.shadow.png
camera.png
camera.shadow.png
campfire.png
campfire.shadow.png
campground.png
campground.shadow.png
caution.png
caution.shadow.png
coffeehouse.png
coffeehouse.shadow.png
convienancestore.png
convienancestore.shadow.png
cycling.png
cycling.shadow.png
dollar.png
dollar.shadow.png
drinking_water.png
drinking_water.shadow.png
earthquake.png
earthquake.shadow.png
electronics.png
electronics.shadow.png
euro.png
euro.shadow.png
fallingrocks.png
fallingrocks.shadow.png
ferry.png
ferry.shadow.png
firedept.png
firedept.shadow.png
fishing.png
fishing.shadow.png
flag.png
flag.shadow.png
gas.png
gas.shadow.png
golfer.png
golfer.shadow.png
green-dot.png
green.png
grn-pushpin.png
grocerystore.png
grocerystore.shadow.png
groecerystore.png
groecerystore.shadow.png
helicopter.png
helicopter.shadow.png
hiker.png
hiker.shadow.png
homegardenbusiness.png
homegardenbusiness.shadow.png
horsebackriding.png
horsebackriding.shadow.png
hospitals.png
hospitals.shadow.png
hotsprings.png
hotsprings.shadow.png
info.png
info.shadow.png
info_circle.png
info_circle.shadow.png
landmarks-jp.png
landmarks-jp.shadow.png
lightblue.png
lodging.png
lodging.shadow.png
ltblu-pushpin.png
ltblue-dot.png
man.png
man.shadow.png
marina.png
marina.shadow.png
mechanic.png
mechanic.shadow.png
motorcycling.png
motorcycling.shadow.png
movies.png
movies.shadow.png
msmarker.shadow.png
orange-dot.png
orange.png
parkinglot.png
parkinglot.shadow.png
partly_cloudy.png
partly_cloudy.shadow.png
pharmacy-us.png
pharmacy-us.shadow.png
phone.png
phone.shadow.png
picnic.png
picnic.shadow.png
pink-dot.png
pink-pushpin.png
pink.png
plane.png
plane.shadow.png
police.png
police.shadow.png
postoffice-jp.png
postoffice-jp.shadow.png
postoffice-us.png
postoffice-us.shadow.png
purple-dot.png
purple-pushpin.png
purple.png
pushpin_shadow.png
question.png
question.shadow.png
rail.png
rail.shadow.png
rainy.png
rainy.shadow.png
rangerstation.png
rangerstation.shadow.png
realestate.png
realestate.shadow.png
recycle.png
recycle.shadow.png
red-dot.png
red-pushpin.png
red.png
restaurant.png
restaurant.shadow.png
sailing.png
sailing.shadow.png
salon.png
salon.shadow.png
shopping.png
shopping.shadow.png
ski.png
ski.shadow.png
snack_bar.png
snack_bar.shadow.png
snowflake_simple.png
snowflake_simple.shadow.png
sportvenue.png
sportvenue.shadow.png
subway.png
subway.shadow.png
sunny.png
sunny.shadow.png
swimming.png
swimming.shadow.png
toilets.png
toilets.shadow.png
trail.png
trail.shadow.png
tram.png
tram.shadow.png
tree.png
tree.shadow.png
truck.png
truck.shadow.png
volcano.png
volcano.shadow.png
water.png
water.shadow.png
waterfalls.png
waterfalls.shadow.png
webcam.png
webcam.shadow.png
wheel_chair_accessible.png
wheel_chair_accessible.shadow.png
woman.png
woman.shadow.png
yellow-dot.png
yellow.png
yen.png
yen.shadow.png
ylw-pushpin.png

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