We've always offered the ability to upload your own map marker pins in PNG format. Now, you can upload them at Retina (2x) quality for better appearance on high resolution displays.
Size and Scale
For the best possible appearance of your marker pins on high resolution (also known as Retina) displays, we recommend creating a marker image that is twice the size of the size that you want it to appear on the map. For example, if you want your marker pin to appear as 40x40 pixels on the map, create a PNG file that is 80x80 pixels in size and then set the 'Scale' setting to 0.5 so it is shown at half the size.
This will allow the image to be automatically displayed at a higher resolution on Retina displays. This includes almost all modern mobile, laptop and desktop devices. Don't worry, the marker pins will be automatically shown in the correct size on low resolution displays. If you don't do this, your marker will still display fine on all devices, it will just be not as crisp as it could be on high resolution displays.
As a guideline, a good marker size is around 30-40 pixels in width / height so you should aim to create your images with dimensions of 60-80 pixels, which when the Scale is set to 0.5 will result in them appearing on your map as a 30-40 pixel marker.
Anchoring refers to which part of the marker pin is aligned to the coordinates of your store location on the map. The default is Bottom which is suitable for most marker shapes such as pins. In this case, the bottom center of the marker pin is the point which is anchored on the store location.