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Style your map on Google My Maps

Customize the points on your map
Start by customizing the Sightings layer, changing the default red pin to a green fish icon.
  1. Go to the Sightings map layer in the menu.
  2. Hover your cursor over the text All items (69). You should see a paint can icon appear on the right. Select the paint can.
    Style your map on Google My Maps
  3. Selecting the paint can will pull up a menu of icon choices, including colors and shapes.
    Icon Menu
  4. Select More icons to see several icon shapes you can choose.
    All Icons
  5. Under More icons, select the green icon Style your map on Google My Maps. Now your red pins should be green fish on the map.
    Green Fish Icons
Next, customize the points in the Shark Spotter Beaches data layer. Here you’ll bucket the points into two categories, Permanent Shark Spotter beaches and Temporary Shark Spotter Beaches — information that is already associated with each location in the CSV — and use two different map icons.
  1. Click the Shark Spotter Beaches layer in the menu and select Individual styles.
  2. Use the Group places by drop-down menu to select Style by data column: Type, then choose Categories.
    Style by Data Column
  3. Hover your cursor over the text Permanent, and select the gray paint can icon that pops up.
    Categories
    Under More icons, select the orange icon . You should now see those icons on your map.
    Permanent Icons
  4. Hover your cursor over the text Temporary, and select the gray paint can icon that pops up. Under More icons, select the blue icon . You should now see those icons on your map:
    Temporary Icons
Tip: You can create and add your own icons to the map. 
Style your map on Google My Maps Reviewed by Jamal CHAAOUAN on May 17, 2018 Rating: 5 please look up the previous article Customize the points on your map Start by customizing the Sightings layer, changing the default red ...

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