Offline Map Maker
Offline Map Maker is a lightweight Windows application built specifically for helping users download map images for offline viewing provided by Google, Bing, Yahoo!, or OpenStreetMap.
It sports a clean and intuitive layout that allows users to perform most operations with minimum effort.
Offline Map Maker gives you the possibility to provide a name for the current downloading task and select the provider from where the images are grabbed (e.g. Google Street Maps, Bing Satellite Maps, Bing Hybrid Maps).
What’s more, you are allowed to set up the zooming parameters, specify the left and right longitude, enter the top and bottom latitude, pick the saving directory, as well as view the number of downloaded pictures.
The program enables you to pick a default target location, configure the proxy parameters, analyze the log for details about the entire process and possible errors, as well as convert degrees, minutes and seconds to degrees.
Last but not least, you can make the utility redownload the failed items and use the built-in viewer for opening the downloaded maps. You can also switch to a full screen mode, zoom in or out, and merge the maps to BMP file format.
During our testing we have noticed that the tool carries out a task very quickly, provides very good image quality, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process. It doesn’t put a lot of stress on CPU and memory, so the overall system performance is not hampered.
All in all, Offline Map Maker provides an intuitive layout and a handy set of parameters for helping you download maps with ease.