Animate Google API Map Marker with CSS? [closed] shows a pulsating GPS location blue dot (at the bottom of that page).

Does anyone know how such a particular CSS animation can be shown on an interactive Google API Map, at the user's current GPS location (as opposed to just appearing on a static map)?

I had thought of using How to access Google Maps API v3 marker's DIV and its pixel position? to then position it over the top of the map in a div layer but wasn't sure if that would be the best approach or whether someone had already come up with an alternative.

var scale = Math.pow(2, map.getZoom());
var nw = new google.maps.LatLng(
var worldCoordinateNW = map.getProjection().fromLatLngToPoint(nw);
var worldCoordinate = map.getProjection().fromLatLngToPoint(marker.getPosition());
var pixelOffset = new google.maps.Point(
    Math.floor((worldCoordinate.x - worldCoordinateNW.x) * scale),
    Math.floor((worldCoordinate.y - worldCoordinateNW.y) * scale)



You could use one of the third party libraries that allow "HTML" Markers. One option is RichMarker, put the HTML/CSS to generate the pulsating circle in there.

proof of concept fiddle

code snippet:

function initialize() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map_canvas"), {
      center: new google.maps.LatLng(37.4419, -122.1419),
      zoom: 13,
      mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
  var polyline = new google.maps.Polyline({
    map: map,
    path: []
  var div = document.getElementById("marker"); // document.createElement('DIV');
  // div.innerHTML = '<div class="my-other-marker">I am flat marker!</div>';
  var marker2 = new RichMarker({
    map: map,
    position: map.getCenter(),
    draggable: true,
    flat: true,
    anchor: RichMarkerPosition.MIDDLE,
    content: div
  var angle = 0;
  setInterval(function() {
    angle += 5;
    angle %= 360;
    marker2.setPosition(google.maps.geometry.spherical.computeOffset(map.getCenter(), 1000, angle));
  }, 2000);

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, "load", initialize);
#map_canvas {
  height: 100%;
  width: 100%;
  margin: 0px;
  padding: 0px
.marker {
  width: 100px;
  height: 100px;
  position: absolute;
  top: -50px;
  /*positions our marker*/
  left: -50px;
  /*positions our marker*/
  display: block;
.pin {
  width: 20px;
  height: 20px;
  position: relative;
  top: 38px;
  left: 38px;
  background: rgba(5, 124, 255, 1);
  border: 2px solid #FFF;
  border-radius: 50%;
  z-index: 1000;
.pin-effect {
  width: 100px;
  height: 100px;
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  display: block;
  background: rgba(5, 124, 255, 0.6);
  border-radius: 50%;
  opacity: 0;
  animation: pulsate 2400ms ease-out infinite;
@keyframes pulsate {
  0% {
    transform: scale(0.1);
    opacity: 0;
  50% {
    opacity: 1;
  100% {
    transform: scale(1.2);
    opacity: 0;
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
<div id="map_canvas"></div>
<div id="marker" display="hidden" class="marker">
  <div class="pin"></div>
  <div class="pin-effect"></div>


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