SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Life is not a malfunction gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    TechnoBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Argyll, Scotland
    Posts
    6,422
    Mentioned
    273 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)

    Google Map Icons

    On this map for B&B accommodation, results C, D, E, H and J appear to be coded into the map and have a "bed" icon, whereas the other results do not. Can anybody explain why?

  2. #2
    SitePoint Mentor silver trophy
    Rubble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cambridge, England
    Posts
    2,435
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I think it must be on what you have used to describe your business in either Google places or webmaster tools.
    One of my sites is Beauty salon and that is a boring red circle with a white square and I think this must indicate there is not a suitable icon to use. All the other beauty salon results have the same icon so I assume it is a default one.
    Car sales comes up with a red circle with a shopping bag.

  3. #3
    Life is not a malfunction gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    TechnoBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Argyll, Scotland
    Posts
    6,422
    Mentioned
    273 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)
    I don't think that can be it. Every one of them is listed as "bed and breakfast". C also has "campsite" and D also has "guesthouse", but the others simply say "bed and breakfast". Nor would that explain why some of them are marked on the map itself and others only appear as flags.

  4. #4
    Programming Team silver trophybronze trophy
    Mittineague's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Springfield, Massachusetts
    Posts
    17,260
    Mentioned
    196 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    It looks like it's something that whoever codes up the map needs to do
    http://mapicons.nicolasmollet.com/

  5. #5
    SitePoint Mentor silver trophy
    Rubble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cambridge, England
    Posts
    2,435
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    It looks like it's something that whoever codes up the map needs to do
    These icons are for maps on your own website, the icons TechnoBear is talking about are on the Google maps straight from Google.
    If you open google maps and search for something like car sales some of the business have custom icons. I still think it is something to do with the way Google+ or Google places is setup.

  6. #6
    Life is not a malfunction gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    TechnoBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Argyll, Scotland
    Posts
    6,422
    Mentioned
    273 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    It looks like it's something that whoever codes up the map needs to do
    http://mapicons.nicolasmollet.com/
    That's not what I was talking about, but that looks useful for other purposes, thank you.

    I've now discovered that if you zoom in as far as possible, all of them have the bed icon, apart from B, which has a dot. Why only some of them show at a more normal zoom level is still a mystery. But then, Google maps as a whole are pretty much a mystery to me. I never did find an answer to my previous question about how to get a description to show - and it still doesn't.

    Anyway, it looks as if there's nothing I can do here to get my client's "bed" icon to show at less than full zoom, so I'll stop worrying about it.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •