I am using Google Maps to show the user location based on the latitude and longitude passed in the query. It shows fine with a green arrow. But the map also shows a letter pin with the nearest road/address.

How do I hide the letter pin and ensure only the green arrow is shown? The URL I use is:


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Found the solution, might help someone else.

Using this url: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:latitude,longitude

will ensure the letter pin only shows at this location and does not find the nearest road/address.


  • Hi @lostInTransit - it's fine to self-answer your own question. You should mark your answer as the accepted one.
    – Ciaran
    Commented Aug 6, 2011 at 8:14
  • I have to wait for some time before I can do that (SE policies!). So can't right now. Commented Aug 6, 2011 at 10:24

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