Html – Show My Location on Google Maps API v3


"My Location" in Google Maps javascript API

This question was asked over half a year ago. Has Google Maps API v3 updated to use the "My Location" button found on

My Location is the control between the Street View man and the gamepad-looking controls.

If Google Maps API doesn't provide My Location then do I need to write my own HTML5 geolocation feature using navigator.gelocation then create my own control on Google Maps?

Best Solution

No, but adding your own marker based on current location is easy:

var myloc = new google.maps.Marker({
    clickable: false,
    icon: new google.maps.MarkerImage('//',
                                                    new google.maps.Size(22,22),
                                                    new google.maps.Point(0,18),
                                                    new google.maps.Point(11,11)),
    shadow: null,
    zIndex: 999,
    map: // your google.maps.Map object

if (navigator.geolocation) {
    navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function(pos) {
        var me = new google.maps.LatLng(pos.coords.latitude, pos.coords.longitude);
    }, function(error) {
        // ...