Static Maps API
No longer running
See static map images other implementations of static maps.
The Static Maps API was just one of several OSM implementations of the static map images idea. The tool was running on the dev server for a few months, but was deprecated due to server load problems, and later switched off (around 2012?).
It's unclear, but this project seems to have inspired development of StaticMapLite (The "lite" in that name possibly being relative to this more featureful service)
- Tim Waters's blog post 'Cool new Static Maps API for OpenStreetMap – GSOC Project'
- static map images other implementations of static maps