Google Maps API default control look-and-feel

Although I haven’t managed to do any work with the Google Maps API for a few months now, I do try and frequent the Google Geo Developers Blog every once in a while.

On my last visit I noticed a post mentioning new functionality that allows you to include the standard user interface elements you get on the main Google Maps site, plus the standard behaviour of keyboard and mouse handling.

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Google Static Maps API

Admittedly I have completely missed the boat on blogging about the Google Static Maps API which was launched back in February, but I was reminded of them the other day whilst working on a site admin panel.

As the maps I wanted to display were only a small addition to the panel providing a quick snapshot of a location, using the full JavaScript API would have been rather unnecessary.

This is where the static maps prove very useful and are an easy and quick addition to any web page, whether or not you use Google’s static map wizard. Continue reading “Google Static Maps API”