This custom marker for Google Maps API v3 consists of 2 separate images (the main icon image and a shadow) and a clickable area defined by an array of x,y pixel coordinates
The main foreground image. 24-bit PNG image with alpha transparency
The shadow image. 24-bit PNG image with alpha transparency
Google Map shadow images should generally be at a 45 degree angle (upward and to the right) from the main image and the bottom left corner of the shadow image should align with the bottom-left corner of the icon image.
|The clickable area|
This orange overlay visually represents the marker shape used in determining the marker's clickable region. Defined by an array of integers that specify the x,y pixel position of the shape relative to the top-left corner of the marker image.
coord: [27,0,30,1,32,2,3 ..etc.. ]
Create your own custom marker with shadow
To create your own custom marker, simply upload an image. A zip file containing the 2 separate images (the main foreground image and the google map shadow) and some sample code (including the image map area coordinates) is created and made available for download.
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