Markers with SVG and Font

This example demonstrates using the Material Icons and Font Awesome Icons with a Marker.

TypeScript

import { faBus } from "@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons";

function initMap(): void {
  const center = { lat: 36.6163, lng: -100.605 };

  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 15,
      center,
    }
  );

  // use a FontAwesome svg
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: { lat: 36.6163, lng: -100.61 },
    map,
    icon: {
      path: faBus.icon[4] as string,
      fillColor: "#0000ff",
      fillOpacity: 1,
      anchor: new google.maps.Point(
        faBus.icon[0] / 2, // width
        faBus.icon[1] // height
      ),
      strokeWeight: 1,
      strokeColor: "#ffffff",
      scale: 0.075,
    },
    title: "FontAwesome SVG Marker",
  });

  // use a Material Icon as font
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: { lat: 36.6163, lng: -100.6 },
    map,
    label: {
      text: "\ue530", // codepoint from https://fonts.google.com/icons
      fontFamily: "Material Icons",
      color: "#ffffff",
      fontSize: "18px",
    },
    title: "Material Icon Font Marker",
  });
}

declare global {
  interface Window {
    initMap: () => void;
  }
}
window.initMap = initMap;

JavaScript

import { faBus } from "@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons";

function initMap() {
  const center = { lat: 36.6163, lng: -100.605 };
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 15,
    center,
  });

  // use a FontAwesome svg
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: { lat: 36.6163, lng: -100.61 },
    map,
    icon: {
      path: faBus.icon[4],
      fillColor: "#0000ff",
      fillOpacity: 1,
      anchor: new google.maps.Point(
        faBus.icon[0] / 2, // width
        faBus.icon[1] // height
      ),
      strokeWeight: 1,
      strokeColor: "#ffffff",
      scale: 0.075,
    },
    title: "FontAwesome SVG Marker",
  });
  // use a Material Icon as font
  new google.maps.Marker({
    position: { lat: 36.6163, lng: -100.6 },
    map,
    label: {
      text: "\ue530",
      fontFamily: "Material Icons",
      color: "#ffffff",
      fontSize: "18px",
    },
    title: "Material Icon Font Marker",
  });
}

window.initMap = initMap;

CSS

/* 
 * Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div element
 * that contains the map. 
 */
#map {
  height: 100%;
}

/* 
 * Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. 
 */
html,
body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

HTML

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Markers with SVG and Fonts</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <link
      href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons"
      rel="stylesheet"
    />

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script type="module" src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- 
     The `defer` attribute causes the callback to execute after the full HTML
     document has been parsed. For non-blocking uses, avoiding race conditions,
     and consistent behavior across browsers, consider loading using Promises
     with https://www.npmjs.com/package/@googlemaps/js-api-loader.
    -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initMap&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

Try Sample

Clone Sample

Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.

  git clone -b sample-marker-modern https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
  cd js-samples
  npm i
  npm start

Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with sample-SAMPLE_NAME.

  git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME
  npm i
  npm start