Animating Symbols

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// This example adds an animated symbol to a polyline.

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: {lat: 20.291, lng: 153.027},
    zoom: 6,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
  });

  // Define the symbol, using one of the predefined paths ('CIRCLE')
  // supplied by the Google Maps JavaScript API.
  var lineSymbol = {
    path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
    scale: 8,
    strokeColor: '#393'
  };

  // Create the polyline and add the symbol to it via the 'icons' property.
  var line = new google.maps.Polyline({
    path: [{lat: 22.291, lng: 153.027}, {lat: 18.291, lng: 153.027}],
    icons: [{
      icon: lineSymbol,
      offset: '100%'
    }],
    map: map
  });

  animateCircle(line);
}

// Use the DOM setInterval() function to change the offset of the symbol
// at fixed intervals.
function animateCircle(line) {
    var count = 0;
    window.setInterval(function() {
      count = (count + 1) % 200;

      var icons = line.get('icons');
      icons[0].offset = (count / 2) + '%';
      line.set('icons', icons);
  }, 20);
}
<div id="map"></div>
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
<!-- Replace the value of the key parameter with your own API key. -->
<script async defer
src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyCkUOdZ5y7hMm0yrcCQoCvLwzdM6M8s5qk&callback=initMap">
</script>
JavaScript
// This example adds an animated symbol to a polyline.

function initMap() {
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: {lat: 20.291, lng: 153.027},
    zoom: 6,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
  });

  // Define the symbol, using one of the predefined paths ('CIRCLE')
  // supplied by the Google Maps JavaScript API.
  var lineSymbol = {
    path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
    scale: 8,
    strokeColor: '#393'
  };

  // Create the polyline and add the symbol to it via the 'icons' property.
  var line = new google.maps.Polyline({
    path: [{lat: 22.291, lng: 153.027}, {lat: 18.291, lng: 153.027}],
    icons: [{
      icon: lineSymbol,
      offset: '100%'
    }],
    map: map
  });

  animateCircle(line);
}

// Use the DOM setInterval() function to change the offset of the symbol
// at fixed intervals.
function animateCircle(line) {
    var count = 0;
    window.setInterval(function() {
      count = (count + 1) % 200;

      var icons = line.get('icons');
      icons[0].offset = (count / 2) + '%';
      line.set('icons', icons);
  }, 20);
}
JavaScript + HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Animating Symbols</title>
    <style>
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      // This example adds an animated symbol to a polyline.

      function initMap() {
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          center: {lat: 20.291, lng: 153.027},
          zoom: 6,
          mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
        });

        // Define the symbol, using one of the predefined paths ('CIRCLE')
        // supplied by the Google Maps JavaScript API.
        var lineSymbol = {
          path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
          scale: 8,
          strokeColor: '#393'
        };

        // Create the polyline and add the symbol to it via the 'icons' property.
        var line = new google.maps.Polyline({
          path: [{lat: 22.291, lng: 153.027}, {lat: 18.291, lng: 153.027}],
          icons: [{
            icon: lineSymbol,
            offset: '100%'
          }],
          map: map
        });

        animateCircle(line);
      }

      // Use the DOM setInterval() function to change the offset of the symbol
      // at fixed intervals.
      function animateCircle(line) {
          var count = 0;
          window.setInterval(function() {
            count = (count + 1) % 200;

            var icons = line.get('icons');
            icons[0].offset = (count / 2) + '%';
            line.set('icons', icons);
        }, 20);
      }
    </script>
    <script async defer
    src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap">
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

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