Stitch Maps is an application that is actually for assembling image mosaics, such as scanned quadrant maps, but it also allows you to download images from Google Earth and assemble them into a mosaic that can then be saved as a single image ... good smoke because it is an executable that does not occupies settle down. I remember that a while ago I talked about an application that made Something similar, but the page disappeared ... I suppose that in something bad they walked.
Let's see how Stitch Maps works:
1. Select the image
Suppose I want to download this stretch of city from Google Earth, Stitch Maps recognizes the display I have in Google Earth. Be careful, you must use the option DirectX, does not work with OpenGL.
2. Select eye height
To do this, I select the “Google Earth” button and the system shows me the same view with a panel on the right where I can choose a height (a kind of Google aberration similar to the height of the flight), and some buttons to go down or up the height one hundred or thousand meters.
In the "settings" button I can choose where the images, compression and other tricks will be saved.
3. Display mosaic
When pressing the "maps" button, a window is displayed where the grid is reflected according to the number of rows and columns that are selected on the right. Also in the upper part you can see the height that each of the images would have, since it generates a stream for each of them... the denser the matrix, the smaller the pixel will be, therefore, the better detail (not precision).
Although it is advisable to use small areas because Google will surely ban the IP of your machine if its robots detect a massive download in a systematic way. Does it with manifold, and in two days the IP is released.
When selecting the “images” button, the si system returns a previous result of the size of the image in bmp, jpg and png formats.
I can choose to save images separately and also the pixel format between 8, 16 and 24 bits.
Then you can also automatically choose a calibration for Ozi, TTQV, GPS Track, Global Mapper, Fugawi, World-file, Mapinfo and GPSdash2.
4. Run image capture
When selecting the “scan” option, it starts to create the captures, showing the ones that are being captured in blue... at this time it is not recommended to browse the Internet or other applications because it apparently interferes with the stream.
5. Save the image.
At the end, the image appears, which can be edited by assigning it a rotation or cutting the edges, since the Google Earth controls appear on the right and the watermark of the image provider appears below. A simple crop and it's ready to save.
The image is saved without georeference, but for this it is the calibration file, which is saved for any of these formats. In this, the control point numbers, latitude, longitude and pixel matrix are identified, note that the first two and the last two are the four corners of the image.
They can also see that the image is not a square by seeing the coordinates that follow a curvature. This requires calibration.
The trial version can be downloaded, does everything but save the images.
The paid version of Stitch Maps goes for $ 48 ... not bad because you can buy it via Paypal ... especially now that manifold can no longer stick to Google.
In this post some are explained common problems by Stitchmaps.
In this link you can busit Stitchmpas from Shareit!, although it does not appear for test download; you would have to try if you can actually make the purchase.