Here is a tutorial to host the icons on your Google Drive account:
1/ Inside Google Drive, create a folder called “MapIconsCollection”
2/ Right-click on the folder “MapIconsCollection”,and use the “Share” menu, and change “Who has access” into ”Public on the web”
3/ Enter the folder ”MapIconsCollection”
4/ Download this HTML file : GoogleDriveHosting.html. It’s just a dummy file to help getting the url of the icons
5/ Upload GoogleDriveHosting.html to the “MapIconsFolder”:
Google will ask if you want to convert: No you don’t want to convert it.
Google will ask if you want to share the file: Yes.
6/ Right-click on the filename “GoogleDriveHosting.html” and choose “Open with > Google Drive Viewer”
7/ On the new window, click on the “Preview” button
8/ On the new window, copy the URL that should look like:
And keep the URL somewhere.
9/ Now download some icons you need
10/ Upload the icons into the “MapIconsCollection” folder and remember the filename of each icon, for example “daycare.png”
11/ The icons should now have a direct URL like
You can also show the Details of an icon within Google Drive, allowing you to get the Google Drive URL of the icon.
All the next icons you upload will use the same kind of URL.