Google-maps – How to change the color of a Google Maps marker

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I'm using the Google Maps API to build a map full of markers, but I want one marker to stand out from the others. The simplest thing to do, I think, would be to change the color of the marker to blue, instead of red. Is this a simple thing to do or do I have to create a whole new icon somehow? If I do have to create a new icon, what's the easiest way to do that?

Best Solution

With version 3 of the Google Maps API, the easiest way to do this may be by grabbing a custom icon set, like the one that Benjamin Keen has created here:

http://www.benjaminkeen.com/google-maps-coloured-markers/

If you put all of those icons at the same place as your map page, you can colorize a Marker simply by using the appropriate icon option when creating it:

var beachMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
  position: myLatLng,
  map: map,
  icon: 'brown_markerA.png'
});

This is super-easy, and is the approach I'm using for the project I'm working on currently.