Place Icons

Place icons indicate the various types of places (for example coffee shops, libraries, and museums). You can request URLs for icons in PNG or SVG format, as well as the corresponding icon background color, with Find Place, Place Details, Nearby Search, and Text Search requests. Icons can be used inline.

The following examples show an example Find Place request including the icon_mask_base_uri and icon_background_color fields:

    https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/findplacefromtext/json?input=skog%20haus&inputtype=textquery&fields=name,icon_mask_base_uri,icon_background_color&key=YOUR_API_KEY
    

Example response

The following example shows how the icon_mask_base_uri and icon_background_color fields appear in a response from a Find Place request. To use the URL, append the desired file type extension (.png or .svg).

JSON

{
   "candidates" : [
      {
         "icon_background_color" : "#FF9E67",
         "icon_mask_base_uri" : "https://maps.gstatic.com/mapfiles/place_api/icons/v2/cafe_pinlet",
         "name" : "SKÖG Haus Coffee",
      }
   ],
   "status" : "OK"
}
          

XML

    <FindPlaceFromTextResponse>
      <candidates>
        <name>SKÖG Haus Coffee</name>
        <icon_background_color>#FF9E67</icon_background_color>
        <icon_mask_base_uri>https://maps.gstatic.com/mapfiles/place_api/icons/v2/cafe_pinlet</icon_mask_base_uri>
      </candidates>
      <status>OK</status>
    </FindPlaceFromTextResponse>
          

Fields

Each Place icon contains these fields:

  • icon returns the URL for a colored 71px x 71px PNG icon.
  • icon_mask_base_uri returns the base URL for a non-colored icon, minus the file type extension (append `.svg` or `.png`).
  • icon_background_color returns the default HEX color code for the place's category.

Place icon and background color requests

The following tables show all of the available place icons by category. By default these display with a black glyph. The pin color (icon_background_color) is dictated by the place's category.

Place category: Food and drink
(icon background color #FF9E67)
Bar
Bar,
Night club
Cafe
Cafe
Restaurant
Restaurant, Bakery
Place category: Retail
(icon background color #4B96F3)
Bookstore
Books, Clothing, Electronics, Jewelry, Shoes,
Shopping center/Mall
Convenience store
Convenience store
Grocery
Grocery, Supermarket
Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Place category: Services
(icon background color #909CE1)
ATM
ATM
Bank
Bank
Gas
Gas
Lodging
Lodging
Post office
Post office
Place category: Entertainment
(icon background color #13B5C7)
Aquarium, Tourist
Aquarium, Tourist
Golf
Golf
Historic
Historic
Movie
Movie
Museum
Museum
Theater
Theater
Place category: Transportation
(icon background color #10BDFF)
Airport
Airport
Bus
Bus, rideshare, taxi
Train/Rail
Train/Rail
Place category: Municipal/generic/religious
(icon background color #7B9EB0)
Cemetery
Cemetery
Civic building
Civic building
Library
Library
Monument
Monument
Parking
Parking
School (primary, secondary, university)
School (primary, secondary, university)
Worship (Buddhist)
Worship (Buddhist)
Worship (Christian)
Worship (Christian)
Worship (Hindu)
Worship (Hindu)
Worship (Islam)
Worship (Islam)
Worship (Jain)
Worship (Jain)
Worship (Jewish)
Worship (Jewish)
Worship (Sikh)
Worship (Sikh)
Generic business
Generic business
Place category: Outdoor
(icon background color #4DB546)
Boating
Boating
Camping
Camping
Park
Park
Stadium
Stadium
Zoo
Zoo
Place category: Emergency
(icon background color #F88181)
Hospital
Hospital
Police
Police