Map Icons Collection news. Features, requests, polls.

New hosting on

Map Icons Collection suffered many server issues the last 30 days, in the end my hosting Infomaniak decided to block the website. After four years on the same hosting, they only found out now that the website is using too much filehandle I/O, and they considered it was against the hosting policy.

Hopefully, Map Icons Collection found a new home. Robert from offered his help to save Map Icons Collection. Thank you so much Robert! The new URL now is:

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Updated the Google Drive hosting tutorial

Google Drive changed UI the last couple of months, and the tutorial wasn’t accurate anymore.

I just updated the tutorial to reflect Google Drive changes. Please follow the new directions and tell me if everything is OK in the comments section below.

New Google Maps doesn’t have the “My Maps” feature

For users creating their own maps with Google “My Maps” and adding their custom markers, it’s useless to switch to the new Google Maps.

In this current state, new Google Maps doesn’t offer the possibility to create your own maps.

In their FAQ, they say the following:

“My Places, My Maps, and classic Google Maps
Since this is just a preview of the new Google Maps experience, we’re still working on adding features, so not all functionality from classic Google Maps is available yet. If you’d like to see a list of all your reviews, ratings, check-ins, or starred items, you can still load classic Google Maps. You can also access, edit, and delete this content from your Google Dashboard.

We now also have a brand new product for creating custom maps – Google Maps Engine Lite. Users can create powerful maps by importing and adding data onto the map to visualize trends. Check it out at To access your previous My Maps and My Places content, you can click the gear menu [icon] and select My Places.”

Maps Engine lets you create your own maps, but the problem is, it doesn’t allow you to add custom icons: only icons from a default list.

So I suggest to stick with the classic Google Maps for now.

Fixed numbers page

The Numbers page is now working properly, in particular the download function.

Note that I limited their number to 100 instead of 300.

See the four numbers and letters pages:

Numbers, Letters, Symbols pages:

New tutorial: host the icons on Google Drive

I just added a tutorial explaning how to host the icons on Google Drive.

Since new Dropbox accounts (after october 2012) don’t have the “public link” feature anymore, Google Drive is a good alternative.

I need your feedback to help me know if the tutorial has enough details.