This software was created for easy automated download of the satellite imagery from the internet by entering only the area for download. I’ve developed this software near 3 years (it will be more precise to say, i’ve abandoned the project several times for long periods ) due to problems with getting right Latitude from Google Maps. But I’ve solved this problem, and software now works just as it must.

Simply place EasyMapper.exe where you wants. When you start the program, if you receive message missing DLL: GDIPLUS.DLL, place this DLL provided in the package in the directory where you placed EasyMapper.exe

1.Enter the filename and path for the map file to be stored on your computer. You can enter path and name manually from the "Filename for downloaded map" field, or choose it by button "...".
2. Choose the area you want to download. You can do this in two ways  from two buttons in section "Step1: Enter the coordinates of the area". The first button used to define area by bottom-left and top-right coordinates. You must enter the coordinates using one of the formats, shown in the dialog. Second button allows you to define area by center coordinates and distance in kilometers. After entering coordinates of the center point of the area, specify how many kilometers to left, right, up and down from this point you ewant to download.
3.Enter the zoom level of the map Select the zoom level of the map you can download by "Zoom Level" slider. By default this level is 9, you can change it to top for closer looc, and to bottom for more distant view. Changing the level of zoom will show you how many pixels will be map you want to download  in fields "Map Length" and "Map  Width".
4.Saving the presets (optional) If you want to save the entered coordinates to use them later, you can do this by button "Save". Button "Load" will restore them, to free you of entering them manually every time.
5.Downloading the map. Press the button with black triangle on "Step 2: Download map from Internet" section. You can see the progress of the downloading on the right. If the "Download status" window shows you that files are downloaded, but screen remains black, this means images are not found for area you try do download. Try to get image of this area with more distant zoom. I think that entire Earth is covered at zoom 9, but for higher levels you must try for yourself. When the download completes, the program will merge the small images downloaded into one big image, and this will take more time, the bigger map is. When the map is more than 100 MB it will be take at least tenths of seconds, depending of your computer. So be patient, the program is not hung up if not responding, but harrdisk works. When the job is done, you will be noted at "Download status" field.

Disclaimer: This software is Freeware. It's not created for commersial purposes. It is bug tested, but noone can be sure everything is worrking properly on every possible computer system. Use it on your own risk.




Project status:   Completed.

Release date:  18 September 2007


Future development:   I’m not planning further development for now.


Link to Orbiter forum EasyMapper thread





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