Markers and info windows

About Markers

Markers appear in Google Maps to signify an important place. For example, when you search for an address, Google Maps shows you the address location with a marker. Types of markers include:

  Business marker   After you search for an address or business, this marker shows you where the business is on the map.
  Approximate marker   After you search for an address or business, this marker shows approximately where a business is on the map..
  Marker for beginning of directions   When you get directions, this marker shows a destination point within your route.
  Exit icon   This marker shows the number of the highway exit and where it is.
  Marker for the end of driving directions   After you search for a place, this marker shows the address associated with the advertised content.
  small marker   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.

Viewing Info Windows

Info balloon

Info windows appear when you click a marker and display additional information about the place. 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. 

If available, click more in an info window to see additional options. To close an info window, click X.