We reviewed the Google Maps downloader Offline Maps last month and came to the conclusion that it was an excellent program for users who want to have offline access to specific regions and locations in Google Maps. The Google Map Saver is a similar application. There are a few differences between the programs that need to be addressed.
Google Map Saver is a portable software program that feels more responsive and less complicated to use. The user can enter a location or point of interest and the program will download the available data from Google Maps. This process takes a few seconds the most on fast connections. The usual Google Maps controls are available including zooming in and out, moving around with the mouse or switching between map, satellite and terrain view.
The zoom factor and map type can also be changed in pulldown menus at the top. Images of the maps that are displayed can be saved in various resolutions (e.g. window size, iPhone, HD 1080 or custom formats up to 4096x4096. Various output formats including jpg, png, targa and bmp are available. The resulting images can be large (40+ Megabytes) if the highest resolutions are selected.
Google Map Saver is an uncomplicated program that can be used to save locations in Google Maps in a short period of time. The program is portable and available at the developer's homepage. The watermark can be removed by clicking on the globe in the upper right corner to get to the about page and there on the Activate button which will remove the watermark. (via Technobuzz)Advertisement
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