View Google Maps Offline with GmapCatcher

Google maps is one of the best options, when you need to find directions, addresses and location routes. You can access Google maps from any part of the world, as long as you have access to an active Internet connection.

But what if you want to access Google maps offline? What if you want to save some important locations in Google maps and want to view them when you do not have Internet access?

Enter GmapCatcher – a free utility which lets you download Google Maps in your computer for offline viewing. The application also supports Yahoo Maps, OpenStreetMap, Cloudmade, InformationFreeway, OpenCycleMap, Virtual Earth etc.

To get started with GmapCatcher, install the application and run it. Type the name of the city which you want to find in Google Maps and the program will ask permission for going in to the “Online” mode.

Click “Yes” and the map of that location will be fetched inside the GmapCatcher application window:

Next, click the download button and GmapCatcher will start downloading the map in your computer. The latitude, longitude, area and zoom settings will be saved along with the image of the map.

Once the download is complete, you can view the map in Gmapcatcher without requiring an internet connection. Start the program and click the arrow icon to know which locations are saved in your computer.

Techie Buzz Verdict

GmapCatcher is one of the best offline maps viewer and it supports multiple mapping sites. GMapCatcher is written in Python 2.6, can run on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.

Techie Buzz rating: 4/5 (Exvellent)

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Amit Banerjee

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