How to display a static Google Map

 

If you have ever needed a static Google Maps image, here is the URL to use:

The bold values can be changed to suit your requirements.

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=180,lonsdale,st,melbourne,%20Australia&zoom=15&size=800×600&format=gif&sensor=false

Handy if you need a simple version to print and take with you.

You can do much more than described above like add markers and routes, just visit the Google Developers site https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/static-maps/intro?hl=en