var LatLng = {lat: place.latitude, lng: place.longitude};
var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
position: LatLng,
map: map,
title: place.place_name + ", " + place.admin_name1,     
label: place.place_name + ", " + place.admin_name1,



How to move label outside the icon?
Yes, i looking through the site about it, but
1) We may use regular Marker, not MarkerWithLabel
2) In https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/markers example is with label inside an icon and not asingle hint howto take it outside
3) In Pset8: How to set label position and font? written:
"Yes the keyword for it is "anchorPoint" see the reference for google.maps.MarkerOptions"
I can't get how to use it properly from https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/3.exp/reference#MarkerOptions

Can you give more info?This is so unclear for now

  • 1
    What does adding an option like anchorPoint:new google.maps.Point(0, -10) to the MarkerOptions object do?
    – Blauelf
    Jan 16, 2018 at 9:06
  • @Blauelf, looks like this defines an offset from the marker's position for some value. Offset determines by coordinates x and y ((0, -10) in your example). But how to use this as an option in marker definition? If add at the bottom after the rest options - nothing changes. Or somehow should be defined that anchor is related to the label? Jan 16, 2018 at 20:02

1 Answer 1


If you use a custom icon for your marker, you can set its labelOrigin to place it underneath. https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/markers (and then look for custom icons)

  • Thank you, that exactly what was needed. Jan 17, 2018 at 19:25

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