When creating a web map with OpenLayers, Leaflet, Google Maps or similar, a problem that sometimes arises is finding useful and aesthetic map markers, especially when it is required that the markers themselves have a meaning – for instance, points of interest – that is inmediate to users.
Under this requirement, usually the marker icons provided by default are not enough. In this post we will list some collections of free map markers icons.
Google Maps icons, and more.
A set of map marker icons intended to be used to represent points of interest can be found at http://www.lass.it/Web/viewer.aspx?id=4.
OpenStreetMap map icons
The Open Street Map project has its own set of map icons, that can be found at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmarender/Symbols.
The Open Street Map icons themselves can be found at the Subversion repository http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/share/map-icons/svg/, which is accessible via a web browser.