On June 15, we announced new cloud-based maps styling features that assist you to customise, fashion, handle, and deploy adjustments to your maps from the Google Maps Platform tab within the Google Cloud console. These new options open up new workflows that provide the capability to make adjustments to your map with out deploying code, whereas additionally supplying you with larger management over the conduct and styling of the map.

At this time, we’re glad to announce that cloud-based maps styling may also be used with the Maps Static API. For these of you who haven’t used the Maps Static API, it permits you to embed a map as a static picture on a webpage utilizing solely HTML, providing an easier-to-use various to the extra interactive and feature-rich dynamic maps supplied by the Maps JavaScript API. This makes static maps an excellent resolution for easy use circumstances the place you solely have to show a minimal variety of factors unfold over a restricted space, resembling the placement of a single retailer.

Beforehand, it was attainable to fashion static maps, however it required verbose, difficult-to-manage syntax embedded in URL parameters. For instance, take this retro-styled map:

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