Google Maps Downloader is a reliable application aimed at downloading maps from Google at high speed. The result is a collection of small images that can be combined in a larger map. This can serve in a large variety of projects, from creating a tile map to presentations and tutorials.
The situations where a map is necessary can vary from going on a trip to educational purpose. After all, the method is more important than the reason and as far as map software is concerned, options are very rich. What differentiates the software belonging to this category is the quality of the images and the download speed.
Google Maps Downloader successfully fulfills both of those conditions, providing simple means to quickly grab maps at satisfactory resolution. In addition, it’s extremely easy to use and integrates an extensive help file for first time users.
Following the complication-free installation process, the first acquaintance with the program’s interface is of positive nature. Boasting a simple, yet intuitive GUI, the application mainly concentrates on purpose rather than looks.
Users should create a new project for each map, in case you need previous projects later. The application requires you to provide geographical data such as latitude and longitude, as well as zoom level and output folder (can also be set from the Options window).
Once you hit the ‘Download’ button, all that is needed is a dose of patience. During our tests, Google Maps Downloader behaved honorably and was able to process a project in under two minutes (although it is true that the interval also depends on the map’s size).
By default, the map is divided into several smaller pieces, but the application features an image combiner that can put the chunks together in an instant. You can use the integrated Map Viewer to view the final map.
All in all, Google Maps Downloader is a fast and reliable choice in its field of work. Accessibility, speed and image quality are its strongest points, making it live up to expectations and serving a large variety of purposes.