Fast and lightweight.

Create your map based on URL parameters sent through a standard HTTPS request. Display the map as an image.


Integrate base maps, styled maps or satellite imagery.


Use addresses or coordinates to specify locations.


Add custom markers, shapes and polylines.

Demos and sample code

Quick start steps

Visit our Developers Console where you can create a project, activate the Google Static Maps API, get an API key and, optionally, enable billing. Then read the documentation and start developing.

You're all set!

To start developing, please head over to our developer documentation.

Activate the Google Static Maps API

To get you started we'll guide you through the Google Developers Console to do a few things first:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Activate the Google Static Maps API
  3. Create appropriate keys

Use the Static Maps API along with other APIs to build location-relevant apps and sites.

Google Maps Javascript API

Customize maps with your own content and imagery.

Google Street View Image API

Real-world imagery and panoramas.

Google Maps Embed API

Add a Google Map to your site without code or quota limits.

Web services

Check out our cross-platform web service APIs that can be added to your project for batch processing, advanced features and other server-side operations.

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