GetMapSprites - Amazon Location Service


Retrieves the sprite sheet corresponding to a map resource. The sprite sheet is a PNG image paired with a JSON document describing the offsets of individual icons that will be displayed on a rendered map.

Request Syntax

GET /maps/v0/maps/MapName/sprites/FileName?key=Key HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the sprite file. Use the following file names for the sprite sheet:

  • sprites.png

  • sprites@2x.png for high pixel density displays

For the JSON document containing image offsets. Use the following file names:

  • sprites.json

  • sprites@2x.json for high pixel density displays

Pattern: sprites(@2x)?\.(png|json)

Required: Yes


The optional API key to authorize the request.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 1000.


The map resource associated with the sprite file.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: [-._\w]+

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-Type: ContentType Cache-Control: CacheControl Blob

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The response returns the following HTTP headers.


The HTTP Cache-Control directive for the value.


The content type of the sprite sheet and offsets. For example, the sprite sheet content type is image/png, and the sprite offset JSON document is application/json.

The response returns the following as the HTTP body.


Contains the body of the sprite sheet or JSON offset file.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request was denied because of insufficient access or permissions. Check with an administrator to verify your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The request has failed to process because of an unknown server error, exception, or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The resource that you've entered was not found in your AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request was denied because of request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The input failed to meet the constraints specified by the AWS service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: