What I need

I need to convert a list of markers to a tile layer

I've been googleing without success how to do this. Anyone has faced this problem and has a nice easy solution?

Why I need it

I've developed a HTML application that displays a map. This map has many fixed markers (they do not change in time). Due to that:

  1. I want to speed up the application
  2. I want to hide the marker position from malicious users (so they can't use the information I've gathered for they're own porpose)

I want to convert the markers to a tile layer.


  • Your "Question" looks like it is asking three questions: 1. How to speed up the application? 2. How to hide the marker position from malicious users 3. How to convert the markers to a tile layer? My recommendation would be that three Questions be posted.
    – PolyGeo
    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:34
  • @PolyGeo My question is How to convert the markers to a tile layer, I've posted the other things to contextualize.
    – Mateu
    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:50
  • That changes my recommendation to using that as the title of your question and editing the body of it to make that more obvious.
    – PolyGeo
    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:53
  • @PolyGeo changed
    – Mateu
    Jun 27, 2013 at 11:05

1 Answer 1


There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Among the solutions for too many markers, there is one called Fusion Table Layers. They act as a layer, which is rendered at Google servers - so it is very fast.

You can find live examples in the Google Developer's Docs.

  • If he wants to use the Google Fusion Tables layer, the table he uses will have to be shared. That means that I (as a malicious user) can simply look at his code, grab the table id from it, go to the fusion table and download the whole stuff in like 5 minutes. Jul 3, 2013 at 22:18

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