1. playbookFAN2's Avatar
    This page How to easily capture large maps from google maps Digital Quest explains how to get a panning Google map into a PNG file.

    Unfortunately the resulting 12Mb image can't be zoomed into well enough to be able to make out details.

    Does anyone know how to zoom into a picture on a Playbook beyond the current 100% limit? This would be really handy to be able to create simple city maps when travelling overseans
    08-05-11 10:02 PM
  2. mandony's Avatar
    Download the map to a pdf file. Use the Adobe Acrobat reader to zoom. You can also use jpg files and view as a photo with zoom.
    I use detailed New York City maps that I downloaded from the nyc.gov website.
    There are many such maps around the world
    08-05-11 10:10 PM
  3. playbookFAN2's Avatar
    I created a 5000x4000px PNG that takes in the greater Paris area. I have tried rendering it to both PDF and other graphic formats but you simply can't zoom far enough into a 5x4k image.
    08-05-11 10:46 PM
  4. playbookFAN2's Avatar
    Just bumping the thread to see if anyone can suggest a picture viewer for the Playbook that is capable of zooming-in and rendering a 5000x4000px image?

    The PB can easily open the image but can't render the detail at zoomed in levels beyond 100% zoom.
    08-06-11 06:48 PM
  5. FF22's Avatar
    Any idea where to find a sample image that size for testing/playing?
    08-06-11 07:28 PM
  6. Wolfgan's Avatar
    I always fed my offline maps to TrekBuddy (different resolutions for easy zoom in/out) with GoogleAK.

    As soon as I have some free time, I'm planning to create a WebWorks standalone app based on openlayers.org
    I hope it helps, Wolf
    08-07-11 12:09 PM
  7. playbookFAN2's Avatar
    Hi @F2

    I found this link to a large image file on Google.

    http://www.skimap.org/data/28/1/1252282922.jpg

    This is a 5000 x 3839 image and is a 7Mb.
    08-07-11 10:08 PM
  8. AutoPilot2020's Avatar
    I always fed my offline maps to TrekBuddy (different resolutions for easy zoom in/out) with GoogleAK.

    As soon as I have some free time, I'm planning to create a WebWorks standalone app based on openlayers.org
    I hope it helps, Wolf
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    08-07-11 10:44 PM
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