UPDATE: Watch this video on how to download Google Maps onto your Android. With the new JellyBean Update for Android, now you can download Google Earth Maps onto your Android Smartphone for offline viewing, offline Maps are especially helpful when you’re abroad or outside your network. You can browse saved areas or get your bearings by using My Location and compass mode.
Download Google Earth Maps
To download the maps for offline viewing, click on the ‘menu’ button on your android Smartphone and tablet. From there, a drop down list appears and you have the option of selecting the area to download for offline viewing.
p.s. Remember, the size of the file is huge, depending on the location and area selected; it can be as large as 100MB. Download the maps via Wifi to save bandwidth.
How to save or download portion of Google Maps (Measure Distance on Google Maps) for offline browsing? You can download a segment of the map as an image file for offline browsing, I find this really useful. Most of use who uses a map are always on the go, therefore it make sense to load the map into our mobile phone for offline browsing.
I believe this simple software is a useful tool for backpackers, architects, surveyors, road builders, students and more.
Here are its features:
- Save images as JPEG, PNG-8, PNG-24, BMP or Targa files
- Runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Works on Linux and Mac OS X via WineHQ