GMapCatcher is the best map program available. It also works perfectly offline on Linux ... MoreFantastic application!.
GMapCatcher is the best map program available. It also works perfectly offline on Linux Mint 17.x XFCE which is what I use. 2016-10-29. However there is much room for improvement. I'd like to see the following: 1) When you use the downloader there should be a test mode with a flag say of "--test" which will tell you how many tiles will be downloaded, how much disk space, (and if you have that much space available on your disk), and how many hours it will take. Currently I downloaded a satellite depth of "-2" with a width and height of 60. Hoping to download everything around here in roughly a twenty mile radius. It has been running for the last 12 hours over my phone's wi-fi tether and I have no idea how much longer it will take. If there was the test option I could set my expectations properly.
Pros: Ability to view the surrounding areas offline That it works with Linux
Cons: A ./download.py "--test" run ability which will tell you how much space will be needed, whether you have the space, and how long it will take given your present connection. To put this in a linux mint repository. Then get linux mint to pre-install it on their various desktop distros as part of the setup. This mapping software is awesome and needs exposure!