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How to Download Google Earth Maps for Offline Use

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Offline maps can be very helpful when you are abroad or out of network. If you are looking for the best way to download Google Maps data to your mobile devices, look no further as we have solution for you. In today’s post, we’ll show you some easy ways to save Google Maps data to your smartphone or tablet device so that you can browse saved areas by using My Location and compass mode, even when you’re not Internet connected.

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How to Download Google Maps Data to Android Phones

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If you are Android phone user, downloading Google Maps data can be done pretty easily. First, go to Google Maps and then click on the “menu” button. You’ll see a drop down list appears giving you a number of options to select the area you want.

Please take note that the size of map tiles can be very huge depending on the area selected, make sure you download it through WiFi to save bandwidth.

Using GMapCatcher to Download CloudMade, OpenStreetMap, Yahoo Maps, Bing Maps

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There are many maps downloaders available on the market, and GMapCatcher is one of them that provide you the ability to download maps from a variety of web mapping sites such as CloudMade, OpenStreetMap, Yahoo Maps, Bing Maps, Nokia Maps, and SkyVector. More importantly, it allows user to download the maps for offline viewing. Currently GMapCatcher can run on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.

Using Ultimate Maps Downloader to Download Google Maps

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Ultimate Maps Downloader is another mapping software that enables you to download satellite imagery, road maps and topographic from Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Bing Maps, OpenStreetMaps as well as ArcGIS. Users can save all the downloaded tiles on the disk and then combined in one big map image for offline viewing.

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