Google Maps - Overlays

Overlays are objects on the map that are bound to latitude/longitude coordinates.

Google Maps has several types of overlays:

  • Marker - Single locations on a map. Markers can also display custom icon images
  • Polyline - Series of straight lines on a map
  • Polygon - Series of straight lines on a map, and the shape is "closed"
  • Circle and Rectangle
  • Info Windows - Displays content within a popup balloon on top of a map
  • Custom overlays

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