How to download Offline Google Map?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by rajneesh.deora, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. rajneesh.deora macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2008
    Hi All,

    Can any body please suggest me how we can download offline google Map so that we can use that downloaded Map when there is no wifi or internet connection. Also tell me is it possible through iPhone SDK's framework like MapKit.

    Any help will be appreciated.
    Looking for the positive response.

  2. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    1. Download Google Earth
    2. Open and get the map on screen that you want to save.
    3. Click on the Link in the upper right of Map titled 'View in Google Earth'
    4. Save the map to a filename/directory on your computer.
    5. Just open the saved file to view.

    P.S. - You can also save & import someone's shared Public map into your own online 'My Maps' this way.
  3. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    Not really what the OP was asking for help with.

    To the OP - I don't believe MapKit supports this and as far as I'm aware it would be against the Google Maps terms of service to store the map tiles and use them offline or indeed, through any means other than through the published API.

    See the FAQ and section 5.3 of the Maps terms of service.

    If you must have offline maps, you may be able to use Open StreetMap which has a much more liberal license. You may need to roll your own mapping code though as I'm not aware of a way of integrating your own maps with MapKit (although I sure I remember Apple mentioning something about this).

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