Markers appear in Google Maps to signify an important location. For example, when you search for an address, Google Maps shows you the address location with a marker. Types of markers include:
|After you search for an address or business, this marker shows the location of a business.|
|After you search for an address or business, this marker shows the approximate location of a business.|
|After you search for a business, this marker shows the location of a sponsored business (advertisement).|
|When you get directions, this marker shows a destination point within your route.|
|This marker shows the number and location of a highway exit.|
|After you search for and display user-created content, this marker shows the location of this content (learn more).|
|After you search for an address or business, these markers show all search results, not just the most relevant ones (which are indicated by larger markers).|
|When you browse the map, you can identify categories of places based on their icons. Learn more|
Info windows appear when you click a marker and display additional information about the location. To view the info window for a marker, do one of the following:
- Click the marker
- Click the marker in the Search results tab
- Click the appropriate link in the Search results tab
Info windows can contain great information such as photos of businesses, descriptions, restaurant reviews, links to driving directions and much more. You can expand some info windows to display even more information. In certain locations, you can view and navigate street-level imagery by clicking Street view in the info window (learn more).
If available, click or more info>> in an info window to expand it. To close an info window, click . To resize an expanded info window, click . You can create your own review of businesses by clicking Write a review.