Geo::Google::StaticMaps, which basically just transforms a map definition given as a bunch of nested hashes and arrays into a Static Maps API URL. It ought to support everything that the Static Maps API itself currently supports.
The Gray Lady is getting her code on. In Andre Behrens's New York Times blog, Open, billed as "All the code that's fit to printf()," he recounts events on coding and science held in 2012. Two of the notable events were the well-attended one on Big Data and Smarter Scaling and their Open Source Science Fair.