HELP: Apple Maps - High Resolution Output

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  1. LERsince1991, Oct 21, 2014
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    LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know of any way of getting high resolution maps out of apple maps on the mac?

    They have the best imagery (better compared to bing and google) of a site but I have a couple of issues:

    1 - Is there a quick/easy way of saving high resolution maps from the app? an add on or script or other app?

    2 - 3D is on and I can't see how to turn it off, this means that the maps aren't accurate as there is perspective applied.

    3 - Or know where it stores the cached tiles so I can put them back together in photoshop?

    I normally take a load of screen shots and get photoshop to automatically align them, but that takes a while and the 3d perspective will skew the result.

    Any help!?
     
  2. heehee macrumors 68020

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    You can turn the 3D off by clicking on the 3D text on the lower right corner.
     
  3. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't have that on Mavericks, Ive just looked into it and its just on Yosemite.
    Will have to upgrade soon...

    I wonder if it actually turns 3d off though or if it just does the same as a button in mavericks. This just affects the tilt but it still loads up the 3d terrain etc... with a perspective view so when viewing even directly above it skews the image to the terrain.
     
  4. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    I don't see a good way. Export PDF yields a 72dpi PDF.

    "Save As", choose .png or .tif and entering a high dpi like 300 or 600 doesn't result in a sharp png or tif similar to if you were saving a vector image that way.

    Unless someone discovers some way to spit out a map as a scalable vector image, the best way is probably buy a retina Mac so that you are displaying to more pixels and and then saving those images. Those still won't be very high resolution but better than rendering from a non-retina.
     
  5. burne macrumors 6502

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    Click the three buildings in the bottom bar. Blue is on, grey is off. The Mountain Lion version has a similar 3d like symbol above the map window.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It still loads in the 3d terrain and has a perspective on it, you can see this by looking at a canyon for example and panning around when in supposedly 2d mode.


    Anyway, I got what I needed, went into the Apple Store today and used their new retina iMac, each screenshot was around 15k x 5k pixels and nearly 200mb each!
     

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