Updated "Visual Refresh" version of the Google Maps Marker Icons
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Google Maps

Google Maps Markers

Updated "Visual Refresh" version of the Google Maps Marker Icons. Google's new marker icons look great, but they never bothered to provide us with matching PNG versions of them when we need custom colors and labels. I went ahead and created my own set using ImageMagick and my ImageMagick.vbs VBScript file. You can also link to the pre-generated images I created instead of creating your own.

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  1. Download and install ImageMagick from: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#windows
  2. Download the ImageMagick.vbs file and a base image from the source folder: https://github.com/Concept211/Google-Maps-Markers/tree/master/source

Usage (Custom)

  1. Open the ImageMagick.vbs file and edit the settings block to configure the base image file name, font family/style, characters/letters/numbers to generate, directory to save to, etc.
  2. Run the VBS file.

Usage (Premade)

Use the following format when linking to the GitHub-hosted image files:

Placeholder Possible Values
color red, black, blue, green, grey, orange, purple, white, yellow
character A-Z, 1-100, !, @, $, +, -, =, (%23 = #), (%25 = %), (%26 = &), (blank = •)


Old New
Old Red Dot New Red Dot
Old Green A New Green A
N/A New Purple 1
N/A New Orange @
N/A New White 99
N/A New Blue #
N/A New Yellow +
N/A New Black Z