src attribute within an
<img> tag and let the Static Maps service create your image.
To see how easy the Static Maps API is to use, note the image below:
This image was created using the following simple
(Note that you will need to replace the
key parameter above with your own Maps API key. You can obtain a free key at http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html)
When this blog post was displayed in your browser, the URL in the
<img> tag was sent to the Static Maps service, which constructed an image based on the parameters passed in that URL. Voila! You can create maps up to 512 x 512 pixels, and at any zoom level or location on the face of the earth that Google Maps supports. You can even place markers on your map images! This Static Maps Wizard lets you play around with some of the options.
Full documentation on constructing maps with the Static Maps API is available at:http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/staticmaps/index.html
As always, please post questions in the Maps API forum.