Google Hybrid Maps Downloader
Google Hybrid Maps Downloader enables you to create your own offline map of any area in the world by extracting small satellite images from the popular Google Maps service and allowing you to join them together in a single image.
Using the application shouldn't pose any problems, but note that an Internet connection is required to access the Google servers and grab the necessary images. The GUI is intuitive enough to have users get accustomed to it at first interaction.
In order to start the download process, just a few options must be configured. Specifying the exact coordinates of the target area is one of the tasks and you can set the left and right longitude, as well as the top and bottom latitude for the tile you are about to extract.
Additionally, the project can be saved locally for later reference and the download location can be easily selected. Once the 'Download' button is pressed, the application analyzes and retrieves the number of images, while also enabling you to monitor the download progress.
When the program finishes grabbing the desired tiles, you can proceed to joining all the tiles together and generating the map. The output can be saved in BMP format only.
The Hybrid Maps Viewer offers you the possibility to take a look at the final map, displayed just as you would see it using Google's dedicated service.
Maps can be easily viewed and new places can be explored on street level using Google Maps or other similar online service. However, if you are going on a trip and want to have a detailed map of an area printed, the old-fashioned way, on paper, then Google Hybrid Maps Downloader can help you make that possible.