So when I went to add in tracking data on the order status page at The Longboard Store, the new functionality was just screaming for a map. I mean, how cool would it be to watch your order status page, and see where your sweet new Landyahctz Longboard was at?
Simply put, the API for Static Maps simply involves a standard image tag, where some GET attributes are added into the src tag, and magically a map is shown on your page:
No loading of a JS resource needed, heck, no scripting needed at all. Just a simple url: