Note: The Maps Static API Usage Limits have changed. Creating an API key and including it in your request allows you to track usage in the Google Cloud Platform Console, and to purchase additional quota if required.
This document details the Maps Static API v2. To update your v1 URLs, please consult the Upgrade Guide.
A Quick Example
The following example contains the URL of a Maps Static API image of downtown New York City, which is displayed below:
https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=Brooklyn+Bridge,New+York,NY&zoom=13&size=600x300&maptype=roadmap &markers=color:blue%7Clabel:S%7C40.702147,-74.015794&markers=color:green%7Clabel:G%7C40.711614,-74.012318 &markers=color:red%7Clabel:C%7C40.718217,-73.998284 &key=YOUR_API_KEY
Notice that you don't need to do anything "special" to get this image to
create a URL, and place it within an
<img> tag. You can
place a Google Static Maps anywhere on your webpage where you can place an
Authentication, quotas, pricing, and policies
Activate the API and get an API key
To use the Static Maps, you must first activate the API in the Google Cloud Platform Console and obtain the proper authentication credentials. You need to provide an API key in each request (or a client ID if you have a Premium Plan).
Click the button below to follow a process where you will:
- Create or select a project
- Enable the API
- Get an API key
Quotas and pricing
Review the usage and billing page for details on the quotas and pricing set for the Maps Static API.
Use of the Maps Static API must be in accordance with the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.
See the Maps Static API developers guide for more examples, parameter usage, troubleshooting, and other details.
The Maps Static API developers guide is intended for website and mobile developers who want to include Maps Static API images within a webpage or mobile application. It provides an introduction to using the API and reference material on the available parameters.