Google Maps & Open Street Map Screenshot Taker

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Google Maps & Open Street Map Screenshot Taker

Installation

  • Install Chrome Webdriver or Firefox Geckodriver
  • Install Conda
  • Create Conda environment conda env create
  • Modify take_screenshot function inside test.py
  • Run python test.py

Procedure

  • If you want to have matching from OSM and GMaps, you need to run the test.py with osm=True. This will create a osm_output.txt file which GMaps read this file to generate matched images. Then you should set osm=False and set gmaps or gmaps_satellite to True, so that the matching will be done.
  • If you don’t want to read from OSM (just remove the osm_ouput.txt from the directory), the GMaps will not skip any row or cols.

Parameters

  • lat Latitude of the top left corner (float)
  • long Longitude of the top left corner (float)
  • row Row count (int)
  • col Col count (int)
  • file_name File name of the output images (string)
  • number Number of the file name {file_name}-{number}.png (int)
  • crop_status Determine whether crop the image (by crop_size) or not (bool)
  • gmaps Take a screenshot from Google Maps Map View (bool)
  • gmaps_satellite Take a screenshot from Google Maps Satellite View (bool)
  • osm Generate an image from Open Street Maps (bool)
  • zoom Zoom value only applicable for Google Maps (int (between 0 and 21))

Notes

Deniz Karakay
Deniz Karakay
Electrical Electronics Engineering Student

My research interests include distributed robotics, mobile computing and programmable matter.