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How can I use Google Maps to make a map that I can copy and insert into a word processing document to print?

Asked by Joe_Freeman (504points) June 14th, 2009

This might sound straightforward, but when I try to do it, I discover that there is no obvious way to create, for example, a GIF, JPEG, or PNG file from the map displayed by Google Maps in my Web browser (Firefox). If I download the Web page of the map I discover that it’s a mosaic of lots of little PNG files, not one large map image; that’s too cumbersome for me. I am able to snapshot the Web page and use the resulting image file, but it’s at screen resolution and so not of adequate quality for hardcopy printing.

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SirBailey's avatar

Print it through Google Maps then scan it?

eponymoushipster's avatar

Do a screen grab and affix the grabbed image into your document.

phoenyx's avatar

Use image editing software to combine the separate PNG files into a single PNG file. There are plenty of free ones out there.

namora's avatar

press “print screen” on the top right of your key board, go into ms pain, press cntrl+v (or paste), and then save. go into word and insert the image : )

Joe_Freeman's avatar

Wow, I don’t mean to sounds harsh or ungrateful, but these four are not good answers! In particular, anything involving a screen grab is not of the quality appropriate for a printed document. And combining multiple PNGs is way too tedious – there are a lot of them.

But I thank you all for your good intentions.

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