GMapCatcher Browses Online Maps, Saves Them For Offline Use

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you've ever needed to use maps from popular online map services such as Google Maps and OpenStreetMap, GMapCatcher browses and downloads online map services for offline use.

Using regular search queries such as City or State, GMapCatcher browses online maps, storing the map "tiles" as you browse. When you're offline you can open GMapCatcher and access the previous maps, interacting with them as though you were online — the catch of course is that without internet access you won't be able to load sections of the map you haven't previously browsed to.

GMapCatcher is freeware and available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Have a favourite tool for offline browsing, map-related or otherwise? Let's hear about it in the comments.

GMapCatcher [via gHacks]


    Does this makes the maps available as files or just to view? It would be really handy for gMaps Mobile so you don't need to be using 3G or wifi to view the maps!

    Johl, you can use the maps without wifi or 3G if you have an offline capable navigation programme like "Maverick" on Android phones.

    It's a neat app - excellent for navigating in the bush away from coverage as long as you preload the maps. Also good if you're on 3, so you can preload country maps and avoid horrible data roaming charges when you're out of the city.

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