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
To use the Maps Static API, you must first enable the API and obtain the proper authentication credentials. For more information, see Get Started with Google Maps Platform.
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.