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I want to use my own markers instead of the standard markers like drops. Is this possible?

I hope my DEMOMAP will clarify my question.

Thanks a lot in advance

asked 16 Jul '20, 10:17

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edited 16 Jul '20, 10:25

Do you mean a custom symbol inside the marker or a custom shape for the outline of the marker?

(17 Jul '20, 02:18) InsertUser

I mean a custom markerobject like this one alt text which will be placed instead of the standard markers.

For an example please look at this MAP

(17 Jul '20, 13:41) OwnMaps

There is an open issue on the uMap GitHub for "image only" markers that would allow customised outline shapes.

In the meantime the uMap interface allows for customisation of marker colour and allows reference to external icons. This is close to your second example link but without the border.

permanent link

answered 17 Jul '20, 15:24

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I don't think, that there is any action on the GitHub open issue - last comment about 5 years ago ;)

I found something on GitHub about MAKI marker icon collection and Osmic OSM icons. So I will try to find a solution by customizing the markers.

Do you know if there is an option to change the marker size, e.g. by GeoJson tag or anything else?

(17 Jul '20, 18:06) OwnMaps

I am not aware of a way to vary icon size, but that may just be me. The symbols that spring to my mind are the ones for openstreetmap-carto itself and the QGIS ones.

(17 Jul '20, 19:35) InsertUser

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