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Global map satellite images provide you with a beautiful and detailed view of the planet Earth, helping geography-related industries analyze several parameters, such as terrain elevation, population layout or relief mapping.

If you wanna download it, With the help of Maps Downloader For Google Terrain, you can quickly find a region on the globe and download its terrain map. Thanks to the predefined location bookmarks provided by the application, you can quickly find a city using the search bar or manually, as they are alphabetically sorted. And Maps Downloader For Bing Satellite is an application that lets you download Bing satellite maps directly to your hard disk, in order to print them or use them for your own guidance.

 

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So.... isn't this in breach of Google's Terms of Service?


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So.... isn't this in breach of Google's Terms of Service?

One would think this in terms of copyright, and then there is also the question is this a violation of the terms of service when imagery is downloaded in Quantum GIS and other packages.  I believe that ESRI does it too, so do these services have permission?  Do we permission as cartographers to use this information in any way other then for reading and interpretation services?  Yes this a good question.


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Esri stopped using Google awhile ago. For applications that do import and allow exports of Google/Bing imagery they likely have agreements that allow for these uses. One of the key aspects to their use seems to be the inclusion of a credit to Google or Bing on the image and the ability to only download what's viewable on screen at the screen resolution, so fairly limited for large area image gathering.

 

Apps like this (which appear every so often then disappear) are usually designed to scrape large areas of imagery at full resolution etc. They are ripping the images from the Google database in, as far as I can tell, direct violation to their terms of agreement.

 

As far as a source of information for cartographers, this has been addressed many times in the past and the answer is that yes we can create maps directly from these images since the images are publicly viewable and the information is non proprietary (it's just information about the world in a picture and can not be copyrighted). You just can't directly copy and place the image into a map without permission (unless under 'fair use').

 

None of the links work by the way and searching for the app in Google brings up a "Highly Restricted" website on my browser, not a confidence builder).


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