Google map icons

Posted: June 22, 2010 by Thos003 in Uncategorized
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How the icons are placed and chosen?

When you work on Google maps a lot you start to notice very random details.  Like the restaurant icons and the Hotel icons…

So I am asking if anyone knows how these icons are selected.
Matt Cutt’s only advice was make sure your listing is claimed in Google places, other then that he didn’t have any suggestions.  He said he would find out. Hopefully he gets back to me.

Yes it would be cool to get a pest control icon… but probably not likely.  =)

  1. D says:

    Retail companies will be given Icons to improve google maps not service companies

    • thos003 says:

      It is actually more then just retail locations. Historic sites. Attractions. There is a huge list of sites that receive icons on Google maps. My Google rep actually got back to me with some additional info on these icons. Its so nice when Google will actually communicate back. They have a fantastic product and they do great things for search, but they could use a little more customer service or general public out reach.

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