Place List (map) template

The Place List template presents an ordered list of locations (or containers for sublists), overlaid on a map provided by the app library.


Wireframes of the Place List (map) template


Markers are used to link list items with locations on the map or to identify an anchor location. Markers can be designated as tappable (as can any area on a map), so that users can tap a marker to trigger an action such as displaying information about that marker.

Sample markers
Customize your anchors to match your app's branding

Types of markers

  1. Map marker: On map, labeled with one of the following: text (up to 3 letters), an icon, or an image
  2. List marker (not shown): On list, marker that corresponds to map marker, with matching metadata and image or icon asset
  3. Anchor marker (optional): On map, used to show center of search area

Apps can customize the background color of markers with any color. The color used for the map marker is applied to the list marker.

Place List (map) template examples

Place List (map) template, markers, anchor marker
Place List (map) template, sublists

Location list with corresponding map markers and anchor marker (Android Auto example)

List with carets pointing to sublists (AAOS example)

Place List (map) template UX requirements

App developers:

MUST Show duration or distance for each list item (except for container items).
MUST Associate an action with each list row (information-only rows are not allowed).
MUST Display only locations that are appropriate to the app type (parking spots for parking apps, charging stations for charging apps).
SHOULD Include at least one location or browsable list item (container) on the list.
SHOULD Show a corresponding marker on the map for each location on the list.
SHOULD Limit locations to those that are closest or most relevant.
SHOULD Consider supporting content refresh for the list, so users can update it after driving out of range of the original list.