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Updated on September 28, 2011

GoogleMaps Marker's and GoogleMaps Infowindow's


A Google Maps Marker is presented, as standard, in Google Maps and when a Google Maps Layer is requested by ticking the appropriate option in the [More...] drop-down list or selecting one of the [Show Search Options].


Each layer is associated with it's own distinct coloured marker, picture or thumbnail.


You can overlay the map with as many of these as you want but I suggest you use one overlay at a time as the map can get very crowded, very quickly, especially when the map is of a metropolitan area.

GoogleMaps Locations Layer's with Marker's and Infowindow's

Google Maps Locations Layer with Markers & Infowindow
Google Maps Locations Layer with Markers & Infowindow

Google Maps Businesses Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow

Google Maps Businesses Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow
Google Maps Businesses Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow

Google Maps User-Created Maps Layer with Marker Icons

Google Maps User-Created Maps Layer with Marker Icons
Google Maps User-Created Maps Layer with Marker Icons

Google Maps Real Estate Layer with Marker Icons

Google Maps Real Estate Layer with Marker Icons
Google Maps Real Estate Layer with Marker Icons

Google Maps Photos Layer with Photo Icons

Google Maps Photos Layer with Photo Icons
Google Maps Photos Layer with Photo Icons

Google Maps Videos Layer with Video Icons

Google Maps Videos Layer with Video Icons
Google Maps Videos Layer with Video Icons

GoogleMaps Marker's

A Google Maps Marker appears on a Google Map to highlight an important location.

For [Show Search Options] the following layers show markers:

  • Locations - there is a representative icon marker for each type of property located on the map.

  • Businesses - red dots and larger red icons are used as markers on the businesses layer.

  • User-created Maps - users are able to create their own maps and corresponding Google Maps Custom Markers.

  • Real Estate / Properties - red dots and larger red icons are used as a marker on the real estate (US) / Properties (UK) layer, just as for businesses.

Real Estate / Properties is also available from the [more...] drop-down list. The other layers available from the [more...] list that have markers associated with them are :

  • Photos - rather than markers being presented, the photos layer shows small and large bordered photograph thumbnails.

  • Videos - videos are from YouTube.

  • Wikipedia - the marker for the Wikipedia layer is a [W].

  • Webcams - as for photos and videos, the webcam layer presents webcam thumbnails rather than a marker.

  • Buzz - the marker that is presented for Buzz is a speech bubble.

See Google Marker :: Google Maps Marker :: Google Map Marker by Humagaia for a full description of GoogleMaps Markers.

Google Maps Wikipedia Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow

Google Maps Wikipedia Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow
Google Maps Wikipedia Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow

Google Maps Webcams Layer with Webcam Thumbnails

Google Maps Webcams Layer with Webcam Icons & Infowindow
Google Maps Webcams Layer with Webcam Icons & Infowindow

Google Maps Buzz Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow

Google Maps Buzz Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow
Google Maps Buzz Layer with Marker Icons & Infowindow

GoogleMaps infowindow's

Google Maps infowindow pop-ups appear when you click a Google Maps Marker. They display additional information about the location.

Google Maps infowindows contain pictures, addresses, web-addresses, real estate / properties information, reviews and star ratings.

An infowindow also has links to Directions, Search nearby, Save to, [more....] or [more info....], Zoom here, Street View, Write a Review, Send, Move marker, Edit details, Report a problem and Show all edits.

For full information read Google Infowindow :: Google Maps Infowindow :: Google Map Infowindow by Humagaia.

See also:

How To Google - homepage of "Google How To".

How To Google in English - for the English version index to "Google How To" subjects.

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    • drej2522 profile image

      Chris 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Google Map Markers are useful. I definitely go to them when I'm unsure of a location.

      Your explanation was spot on! You make it easier to understand what the heck is going on. I'm 'bookmarking' this for sure.

    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      Very interesting information about the Google Maps markers.

      I found reading this article extremely easy because of the way you have the photos there too. This visual aid helped me understand the information easier, thanks

    • LeanMan profile image

      Tony 

      7 years ago from At the Gemba

      So much to learn, so little time, I think I may have to delegate getting my location on Google Maps to the kids.

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