Fast and lightweight.
Create your map based on URL parameters sent through a standard HTTPS request. Display the map as an image.
MapsIntegrate base maps, styled maps or satellite imagery.
LocationUse addresses or coordinates to specify locations.
CustomizationAdd custom markers, shapes and polylines.
Demos and sample code
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:
- Create or choose a project
- Activate the Google Static Maps API
- Create appropriate keys
Use the Static Maps API along with other APIs to build location-relevant apps and sites.
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.