If you are reading this article, you are likely having issue getting a Google Map to render properly when printing to PDF with Headless Chrome. The problem stems from Headless Chrome printing the page to PDF too fast — prior to Google Maps being able to display their map.
The key here is understanding that a PDF is a static file. Think of it like printing something to physical paper. But Google Maps is interactive — it lets you zoom in, move around, and do all sorts of stuff. None of this makes sense for a PDF.
Google Maps offers another API that lives side-by-side with its maps api called the Google Maps Static API. It’s documentation lives here: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/maps-static/intro
This is the preferred and proper approach to rendering a Google Map with Headless Chrome to PDF.
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