Saturday, March 4, 2017

How to download Satellite or Google earth Images with High Resolution

Hey there,
Few years ago, I published a YouTube video demonstrating how to do this using El-Shayal GIS software.

Since then, many things have changed including OS etc. So today, I decided to add more options to the list.

There are multiple solutions for downloading a satellite image at high resolution. Some commonly used solutions are listed below:-

1- AutoGR software

This a powerful geometry coordinate and statistical software.

2- Map Puzzle software

If you want to download some map location from Google Maps, Bing Maps or any other map service, Map Puzzle is just what you need! It will allow you to save your map locations into high resolution images (jpg, gif, png, bmp, tiff). The only thing you need to do is to enter GPS coordinates or address by GeoCoding, hit "Download" and you are done! The map has been saved into to your computer. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Requires no installation and its FREE.

3- Elshayal software

Elshayal Smart is a freeware map editor app filed under mapping and made available by Elshayal Smart Web on Line Software for Windows.

4- SAS planet software

SASPlanet is a program designed for viewing and downloading high-resolution satellite imagery and conventional maps submitted by such services as Google Maps, DigitalGlobe, Kosmosnimki, Yandex.Maps, Yahoo! Maps, VirtualEarth, Gurtam, OpenStreetMap, eAtlas, Genshtab maps, iPhone maps, Navitel maps, Bings Maps (Bird's Eye) etc., but in contrast to all these services all downloaded images will remain on your computer and you will be able to view them, even without connecting to the internet. In addition to the satellite-based maps you can work with the political landscape, combined maps and maps of the Moon and Mars.

5- Google map downloader software

Google Maps Downloader helps users design custom maps by using geographical coordinates. Maps downloaded through this app can be arranged together to form one large map, or viewed individually. The Google Maps Downloader interface is practical and user-friendly.

6- Universal Maps Downloader

Universal Maps Downloader is a tool that help you to get small tile images from Google Maps, Bing maps, OpenStreet Maps, Yandex Maps, Ovi Maps, MapQuest Maps, etc. All downloaded small images are saved on the disk. You can view downloaded maps by Maps Viewer Or you can combine them into a big bmp, jpg or tif file by Maps Combiner, and also you can export all tiles into a MBTiles format database.

7- Global Mapper

Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of functionality to satisfy both experienced GIS professionals and beginning users.

8- USGS Earth Explore

9- BigEast Map Downloader

There are definitely more than those mentioned above. If you know any that is worth knowing feel free to list it in the comment box below.

Thanks for reading


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