A user-friendly application that helps you download maps provided by Google, Bing, Yahoo!, or OpenStreetMap, while offering support for a built-in map viewer
What's new in Offline Map Maker 8.184:Added 19 new maps type: Baidu map (512px, China) Maps type ID=740 Baidu map without labels (512px, China) Maps type ID=741 Baidu map without labels (China) Maps type ID=742
Although there is a multitude of programs and online platforms that offer map services and mapping functionality, having the ability to have such content available in an online context, can make a difference, especially when the lack of an Internet connection is pressing. Far from actually using screen capture to save images for the preferred areas, users can rely on specialized tools, such as Offline Map Maker, which will allow them for a more detailed, customizable download of map content from various platforms, such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and more.
Versatility offered through a wide range of map providers and map content types, readily available for selection
Right from the start, one aspect that struck us when testing the app was the ample amount of map types available in the download selector. Users have access to a plethora of map providers, ranging from the more common, up to more detailed, niche-type ones.
Aside from selecting the preferred service provider, users can also opt for visualizing the map content, by relying on the included map viewer, which can be used in conjuncture with the map combiner.
Manually input the boundaries of your area of interest and proceed with the download process
It is nice to see that users have the choice of either manually inputting the coordinates for their area of interest, or, select a KML or GPX format polygon area for instantly determining the download selection.
However, it would have been nice to also see a dedicated map viewer selector, which could allow one to perform the selection much faster, using panning and actual drawing techniques for determining the area that is to be downloaded.
Competent tool for saving map data for offline use, from a wide range of map providers and services
If you need a way of saving map content from Google or other providers, for whichever offline purpose you might require it, give Offline Map Maker a try, as it will offer you so much more than just using a screenshot saver.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONThe maximum zoom level for trial version is 13 You cannot download high precision images SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSInternet connection