Colourful & easy to use Google Maps Icons for your web applications & map markers

There are hundreds of colourful icons from google specially meant for using as markers in maps but they can be very well used in other places. There is a great work done by Fabio Vergani who compiled all those icons and presented to the open source community @ I just found one shortcoming in his compilation which is the presentation & usability, it is not very simple to use without understanding the icon name formulae (How to resolve the icon name w.r.t categorization). I felt so because of I am a very big fan of Font Awesome icons and and their documentation so I mimicked it for Google Maps and presented here.


Original Icons from (BEFORE)


Porting of the above to look like Font Awesome. See it live @ (AFTER)



What I did?

  • Listed all the Icon categories as bootstrap navigation links
  • Click on each category will show all the icons associated with it
  • Click on each icon will bring up a text box on the top with the icon url which is very easy to know the icon source. This is a big time saver…the magic of copy & paste!

When you see the both the version, you will appreciate the benefit of my version. Download the source code from my Git Repository


Disclaimer: The original credit goes to Fabio Vergani for the wonderful work he did. What I did is just the presentation change so that will be easy of everyone to consume it in no time without understanding how to resolve the icon names.

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