The Google Map downloader is very cool software. It can download the image from the maps.google.com. Following are the features the software supported. 1. Support the Satellite map download. 2. Support the RoadMap download 3. Support the Hybird Map download. 4. With the ability generate the world file. 5. Support combines the tiles. 6. Support IP lock notification. 7. Support multiple threading. 8. Support continues download. 9. Support preview. 10. Support auto combine 11. Support import the result to the third part GIS software directly 12. Support windowsXP, Vista and Windows 7. 13. ,,,,,,,, It supports the following map type: 1.Road 2.Satellite 3.Hybrid After you specify the area (latitude and longitude of rectangle), zoomlevel, merge options and the map type. The software can download the map area you specified. During the download process your IP could be refused by the maps.google.com.The software will inform you the IP locked by the little tray icon, but the software is still working once the IP released it will continue download the map from where it stoped. That mean you can leave the software work until all tiles downloaded without worry the IP lock. After all tiles downloaded the software will merge the tiles to the large image as you specified. The software supports as large as 25,600*25,600 pixel image that is 100 tiles * 100 tiles. This could be very good for printing the map. The software supports the multiple threading. It is super fast. And the software has the ability to build the world map file base on the projection you specified. You can import the image to the GIS software directly. If you are looking for a good solution for downloading the map. GoogleMap downloader is a good choice.