I am the webmaster to my company's website.

I was asked to make the Google Map on this page smaller, but the interactive map doesn't work well at all at 300x200.

I was asked to place a screenshot there but since that seems to be a violation of Google's terms I decided to use the Static Maps API.

As you can see, on the page, I have a custom pointer icon. I don't want to lose it, so I intend to use HTML and CSS to place the pointer over the map, thus replacing the original pointer on the client side.

Am I allowed to do that?


You would need to read the static maps terms of service. If there is nothing in there barring such customization then you can go ahead.

  • Thank you for your answer, but I found out about and ended up using the icon:website.com/icon.png syntax in the URL so I really don't need to overlay anything anymore. – Fábio Santos Mar 2 '12 at 15:38

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