New Google “Static-Maps API”: Google Maps Without the Scripting

Google Static Maps API creates map images on the fly via simple requests to the Static Maps service with HTTP requests. No JavaScript, no overhead. Just create a special URL as the src attribute within an <img /> tag and let the Static Maps service create your image.

An introduction in the Google Maps API Blog: Official Google Maps API Blog: Google Maps Without the Scripting

Full documentation on constructing maps with the Static Maps API is available at: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/staticmaps/index.html

Here is a sample map (Paessler AG Office)

Office Map

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