Saturday, February 23, 2008

Google Static Map API

The Google Maps API Blog reports of a new Google Static Maps API that will be of interest to Google Maps developers.

Google says that "the Google Static Maps API provides a simpler way to add maps to your website. Rather than use JavaScript, the Google Static Maps API creates map images on the fly … No JavaScript, no overhead. Just create a special URL as the src attribute within an image tag and let the Static Maps service create your image."

In effect the new Google Static Maps API creates a static image of a map that you can add to a web page just like any other image.

Here is a static map of the San Francisco Bay area that I created with the Google Static Maps API.

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