About the project

Free icons for Google Maps or Google Earth

Map Icons Collection is a set of more than 1000 free icons to use as placemarks for your POI (Point of Interests) locations on your maps. You can use them on Google Maps with the “My maps / my places” feature, automatically by using the Google Maps API or with WordPress mapping plugins like Maps Marker Pro.


Organized into logical color coded categories, for better and quicker overview, you get a complete and diverse collection of unique markers for point of interests, for example cinemas, hotels, banks, restaurants and stores.


The project was created in March 2009 by Nicolas Mollet, soon to be joined by Matthias Stasiak and Thierry Milherou and is by no means affiliated with Google.

Initially, the project was hosted on Google Code with the name “Google maps icons” : http://code.google.com/p/google-maps-icons/


Free time is used by all contributors to create and share icons for the Maps community. If you feel this project is useful to you and want to support it and it’s future development please consider donating money. We only ask for a small donation, but of course we appreciate any amount.