Is your internet fast enough for easy map loading and navigation. There are map providers as Yahoo, CloudMaps, OpenStreetMaps which works good if your connection speed is good enough. You always need a working internet connection to navigate through the Maps. GMAPSCatcher is a program which allows you to download and view the maps from various providers offline. So that you can still view the maps when you are not having internet connectivity also. The application is available for free and supports
You can also download the maps for an area specified by providing the Lat Long along with the range depth and levels of details (LOD) (Min Max Zoom levels here) to the program and save it on your local machine.
How to find Lat Long information of a place:-
On Google Maps navigate to the place of your choice and at the selected place right click and choose “What’s Here?” from the options. After doing this the page gets refreshed and the search bar will be filled with two comma (,) separated value where the left Val is lat and right is long information. copy and use these values.
|This application i found very useful as I need not to wait for Maps to load on my web browser and also I am able to access different MAP services (even I was not aware of few of them) and use them offline.|
The application is available for various platforms Linux, Mac OS X and all Windows Platform
GMAPS Catcher Download:-
You can download the GMAPS Catcher from Here