Updated icons for the Places API and Places Library, Maps JavaScript API interfaces

By September 5, 2020 Blog

Google announced that on the 29th of September 2020, icons for Places API and Places Library, Maps JavaScript API will be modified. The new, updated design of the place icons will be adjusted to the icons based on Material Design which appear on Google Maps.

Following this update, the icon parameter in the Places API and Places Library, Maps JavaScript API interfaces will include a new URL address. In the return, users will receive an upgraded 71×71 pixel PNG icon.

This change doesn’t require the users to perform any actions.

If the user uses Place Details and/or Find Place requests and clearly defines property icon in the field parameter, applications will potentially use image resources in the icon field. This field will soon be updated and related to a new URL address.

We present the comparison of the current icons and their new, upcoming versions below:

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