Marius Patrascu, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / January 24, 2013
Traveling to a new place, you need a map to visit the most interesting places. JPEG image type is supported by most modern devices. By saving maps as JPEG image type you can subsequently transfer them to your phone or tablet computer for example and access them afterwards without any Internet connection. Also, you can easily print them at home and you won't have to spend money on tourist maps.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Downloads tiled map images from different online maps providers, such as Google, OpenStreet, Yahoo!, Bing and ArcGIS, to combine them into larger maps. The application has a modern-looking tabbed interface. The working area is a map, on which you can define areas at different zoom levels. Once you have determined the exact map region you need, you can proceed to download it.
Easy Yahoo Maps Downloader lets you download map images. This app lets you specify an area of a map and download that as an JPEG image. To specify the area that you want to download, you have to manually input four values: left longitude, right longitude, top latitude, and bottom latitude.
Getmapping Viewer is an easy to use aerial photo and mapping viewer featuring interactive roaming, zooming, measuring tools and more. Main features: - Save imagery as TIFF, JPEG, BMP, ERS, and BIL directly from ER Viewer. - View ECW images served by an Image Web Server. See www.EarthEtc.com for demo images. - View local images larger than 4GB etc.
gMapMaker is a Google Maps downloading utility for Windows. It doesn't really allow you to download a map to use offline. Instead, it creates an image file from a map. Say, you want to download a map of a park in your city but you don't need anything but the satellite images, then you can simply download it as a JPEG file.