Google Maps Static Image Creator

Google Maps Static Image Creator

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Updated with the new API System


Google maps static is a .Net class that implement the static google maps image in your application with multiple option changeable through custom property

The static map creation only requires 1 line of code to use it

The zip file contains a guide “How to”, a demo application, the .vb file and the DLL file with the precompiled function, ready to add the reference and use into your application


Google maps static is very easy to use or integrate in your application, once you have integrated the dll or the .vb file, create a new variable as GoogleMapsStatic


Ex: dim map as New GoogleMapsStatic


To generate the static map, use the function GenerateMap (Place as String , OutputType as OutType )

The OutputType have 2 option, the first is URL that return the url to the static image, the second is IMAGE that return a bitmap with the static map


Url Ex: map.GenerateMap( “New York” , GoogleMapsStatic.OutType .Url )

Image Ex: map.GenerateMap( “New York” , GoogleMapsStatic.OutType .Image )


You can customize the map option with easy to use property

Ex: to change the map type

Ex: map.XMapType = GoogleMapsStatic.MapTypes .SATELLITE


All the property has a X in the first position


Custom map property:

Image Format:

  • Png8
  • Png32
  • Gif
  • Jpg
  • Jpg Baseline

Map Type:

  • Roadmap
  • Satellite
  • Terrain
  • Hybrid

Marker Color:

  • Default
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Gray
  • Orange
  • Red
  • White

Marker Label:

  • Letter from A to Z
  • Number from 0 to 9
  • None

Marker Size:

  • Tiny
  • Small
  • Mid
  • Normal

Image Height and Width

Zoom from 1 (world) to 21 (House)


The time required to display the map changes depending on the internet speed

Take a look to the video preview for a little example


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