Video Quick Tip – How do I capture a Google map image?

One of the questions we’re asked often regarding the new ParcelQuest Online, is “How do I capture a current Google map image”?

To the left of the Google Map Window, you’ll notice a vertical menu of Tools. At the top of the menu, you’ll notice the first tool is ‘View’. To open the ‘View’ tool, left-mouse click on the top blue square that says ‘View’.

At the bottom of the ‘View’ menu, notice that there is a rectangular button that says ‘Current Image’. By clicking on the ‘Current Image’ button, the current view of the Google Map will begin to download. Once the download is complete, the Internet Explorer browser will ask if you want to OPEN or SAVE the image.

If you choose ‘SAVE’, you’ll have the option of saving the image in the file folder of your choosing. If you instead choose ‘OPEN’, the image is opened immediately in the Windows Photo Viewer if you’re using a PC. In choosing this option, the image will also automatically be stored in your ‘Downloads’ folder on your hard drive.

Please note, the default file extension for these Google Map image downloads is a *png file. The *png file type has a resolution that’s a bit more crisp than a *jpg and is just as universal.

About parcelquest

ParcelQuest is the sole provider of daily updated county assessor property data in California. We cover every county and every parcel – all 13 million properties – continually updated by the county assessors’ offices.
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