1, Enter a task name, such like "Mytask.umd". All task files are saved as *.umd.
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, 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, tianditu, Mappy, Arcgis Online, ViaMechelin, Whereis, etc.
You can view downloaded maps without combining them into one big BMP.
Then open a task from menu "File"->"Open task..." to view the map.
We provide a tool : Combiner.exe. You can run it from menu "Tools"->"Map Combiner".
Note: if the BMP file size is too large (>4GB), will not create TIFF/JPG/PNG file. But you can use GIS softwares such like Global Mapper to load the bmp and then output to other formats. And we also provide a tool "BMP Splitter" that can split large BMP file into smaller BMP files.
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 happend, 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 or change to another IP.
2. For some area, there are not high precision images on google's server, so may be caused a 404 error 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)
Click menu->'Export toMBTiles db', then will show this window:
There are 3 types of db that you can choose.
And if you select MBtiles format, after exporting, you can view this .mbtiles file with MBTiles Viewer:
You can also use the mbtiles file in some Android or IOS Apps.
After exporting all downloaded tiles into a sqlite database, then you can use the sqlite file in some Android apps, such like RMaps and OruxMaps.
For RMaps: When you finished export tiles to sqlite database with export type 'For RMaps', you will get a file: your_task_name.umd.sqlitedb, then copy it to your Android device, to your RMaps installed path, might be like '/sdcard/rmaps/maps/', then refresh your RMaps offline maps, you will see a new offline maps "your_task_name_umd.sqlitedb".
For OruxMaps: When you finished export tiles to sqlite database with export type 'For Oruxmaps', you will get two files: your_task_name.umd.otrk2, your_task_name.umd.OruxMapsImages.db, you need to rename the your_task_name.umd.OruxMapsImages.db to OruxMapsImages.db, then on your Android device, in your OruxMaps installed path, might be like '/storage/emulated/0/oruxmaps/mapfiles/', create a new folder suchlike 'exmaple', then copy "OruxMapsImages.db" and "your_task_name.umd.otrk2.xml" to this folder, refresh your oruxmaps offline maps, you will see a new offline maps "your_task_name_umdmap".