Map Maker Help
Location Marker Icons / Images
Map Maker offers 2 different ways to change a location's marker/icon.
- Method 1. Change the layer's default icon settings, which will apply to all locations within the layer, or;
- Method 2. Change an individual location's icon, which will override the layer's default icon settings.
By default, each location within a layer will inherit the layer's icon settings. Once you change the icon settings for a specific location, those settings will then override the layer defaults until they are removed.
In most cases, you will probably want to change the layer's default icon so that all of your locations within a dataset are styled consistently.
Tip: If you're getting unexpected results with icons, try clicking the "Reset all location styles to layer defaults" button in the Layer Editor. This will reset all location-specific icon settings for locations within the layer (which may be conflicting with the layer's default settings).
Method 1. Change the layer's default icon settings
Step 1: In the Layer List, click the layer whose icon you wish to change; the Layer Editor will open.
Step 2: In the Layer Editor, make sure the "Markers" option is checked and you will see the icon settings (see image below).
Step 3: Change the icon type, colors, sizing and more. You can also upload a custom image.
As you make changes, the icons for locations in this layer will be updated on the map.
Icon Settings in the Layer Editor:
Method 2. Change an individual location's icon
Step 1: On the map, click the individual location whose icon you wish to change; the Location Editor will open.
Step 2: In the Location Editor, change the icon settings to suit your needs.
Note: Most, but not all, of the icon settings that are available in the Layer Editor are also available in the Location Editor.