Firstly, enter a project name, such like "Mytask.gmid". All project files are saved as *.gmid. If you want to continue a old project, click button "Open task...".
For longitude and latitude, the input measurement is degree. You can convert the measurement of "Degrees, Minutes,Seconds" to "Degrees" by click menu
How to get the lat/long information from Google Maps?
1. Google map uses a protection mechanism to keep a good quality of service. If one makes too much requests, google map will add its IP address to a blacklist, and you may see a message:
If this happened, Google Satellite Maps Downloader will show a messge in log window: May be your IP is banned by Google. Then you must wait for some time(24 hours) or change to another IP.
2. For some areas, there are not high precision images on google's server, so may be caused a error "404 not found" when you try to download such images. If this happened, you need to set smaller zoom size to download. (For most areas, the max zoom level is 18)
3. Sometimes when you click 'download' button it shows this message: "Cannot create file c:\allmapsoft\gsmd\ini\s.txt", you can "Run as administrator" to solve this problem.
You can view downloaded maps without combining them into one big file.
Then open a project from menu "File"->"Open task..." to view the map.
We provide a tool, you can run it from menu "Tools"->"Map Combiner".
Google Satellite Maps Downloader can only download satellite images of Google Maps, if you want to download other types of maps, we provide other tools:
Google Maps Downloader : It can download normal maps, satellite maps, terrain maps and hybrid maps of Google Maps.
Universal Maps Downloader: It can download maps from many maps servers. Maps type including: google street maps, google satellite maps, google terrain maps, google hybrid maps, yahoo street maps, yahoo satellite maps, yahoo hybrid maps, bing street maps, bing satellite maps, bing hybrid maps, openstreetmap normal map, openstreetmap transport, openstreetmap cycle map, openstreet map mapquest map, openstreetmap humanitarian, yandex map, yandex satellite, ovi street map, ovi satellite map, ovi terrain map, ovi hybrid map, mapquest normal map, mapquest satellite, ordnance survey maps, amap satellite, qq satellite, qq terrain, qq map, baidu satellite, baidu map, the national map, Mappy, ArcGis Online, ViaMichelin, Whereis, etc.
Offline Map Maker: Difference from Universal Maps Downloader: Offline Map Maker can downloads multi zoom level in one task, but Universal Maps Downloader can only download single zoom level in one task.
google earth images downloder: It can download images (including historical imagery) from google earth servers, not google maps.