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I have found this excelent tool

My Maps -> Static Map Converter

Which does what I want, converting polygons, polylines and markers too. But it has a limitation. It generates URLs so big that the static maps API returns:

The remote server returned an error: (414) Request-URI Too Large.

I know that encoded polylines can be simplified until the URL be short enough to work. Is there any Web App which converts "My Map" to a simplified version of it using Static Maps? Is there any other Web App which could at least take an screenshot of Google Maps and generate an image for it?

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As far as I am aware there is no way to generate an image from Google Maps.

The only way would be to take a screen shot using your OS or use a screen capture software.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

I created an improved version of the tool I linked, which solves my problem:


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This looks like exactly what I was looking for. However, the 'source code' link on your site does not work anymore... – user11791 Jun 27 '11 at 12:10
The code has moved to bitbucket.org/jaderdias/static-maps-generator – Jader Dias Jun 27 '11 at 23:02

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