The Marker Customization Guide
You have 2 options to add markers on your map:
- Mapme generated markers – use the Mapme editor to create your markers
- Image marker – create and upload your own images for markers
Mapme Generated Markers
Mapme provides a powerful editor to create markers. The marker editor offers a broad choice of customization options.
The default marker size is 40px. You can adjust it using the sizing slider. The range is 15px to 150px
You can choose between 3 types of background shapes:
* If you choose “Floating”, the icon selected will appear on the map without any background shape.
You can select the following type of content for your marker
Consecutive numbers based on the sorting order
Enter text with letters or numbers
Search and choose from our huge icon library
No content. Only the background shape will be displayed
* For the text content option, you can use uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols. Up to 30 characters.
You can adjust the content size within the marker background. This is useful to achieve the perfect fit of icons within the shape of the marker.
When you select the shape of a marker, the icon color will automatically be adjusted to black or white in order to best fit the color of the marker background shape.
With the floating marker, you can select any color you want for the icon.
You can easily use your own images as markers. Check this example
Simply upload the image file to be used as a marker. We recommend using an image with a square aspect ratio and maximum size of 150px by 150px
The image marker is square and the default size is 40px*40px
You can control the image marker size using the sizing slider. The range is 15px to 150px.
In order for the markers to look sharp, we recommend you upload an image with a resolution the size of your marker size.
Halo and pop-up color
When a location is selected, the marker displays a halo and pop-up to make it stand out. On a desktop, this is also available on mouse-over
By default, we automatically generate a color based on the main color of the image marker.
You can overwrite that color and select your own color for the halo and the pop-up.
Image File Type
The image type supported includes GIF, PNG, and JPG.
You can use images with a transparent background (gif or png)
If you would like to use animated GIF, enable the option for animated GIF support. This option will prevent image processing when the image is uploaded. With this option, the marker size cannot be change.
Default and custom markers
For each location on your map, you can choose to display the default category marker or use a custom marker.
The custom marker can be from any type except numbering.
Markers display rules
Mapme provides advanced features to control the display and behavior of markers. Learn more.