Export High Resolution Image
Select the area you would like to export, and choose the resolution you want for the exported image. C
Export Georeferenced Image
You can import the image and its JGW to any application that supports georeference files. Examples are AutoCAD Map 3D or Civil 3D, ArcGIS, ArcMap, MapInfo and QGIS. See our guides on importing georeferenced jpegs for more information.
Parameters in the Export tool
Projection is an important setting. When the spherical Earth is "projected" onto a flat map surface, distortions occur. Like Google, Bing, and MapQuest maps, we use Spherical Mercator (EPSG:3857, also known as EPSG:3785 and EPSG:900913) in MapBrowser. This maps the sphere to a convenient rectangle, but has large distortions away from the Equator.
When saving images, we recommend using an available local map projection so that scale and measurements are accurate.
Resolution allows you to specify a resolution in meters per pixel. The available options are determined by the size of the box you define.
There is a system limitation to maximum image size, which varies by coordinate system. For the default Web Mercator coordinate system, this limit is 50 megapixels. Due to the way local map projections are rendered, the maximum image size for locally projected imagery may be lower than 50 megapixels. If the area you define is too large for the highest resolution you will see the message "For a higher resolution please define a smaller area." This tool permits saving of images at extremely high aspect ratios, which can be very useful when saving along transportation routes.