How do I take a screen shot of Google Maps?

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How do I take a screen shot of Google Maps?
The screen shot capture process is simple, whichever device you're using. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Google Maps is a web tool that provides detailed maps and images of almost anywhere in the world. Users can zoom in and out, find directions and search for an address. It is a useful travel tool. As such, a user may wish to save an image of a particular location. While users cannot “Save” as with other forms of documents, they can capture a screen shot that saves an image of the screen currently displayed.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer, phone or tablet

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Instructions

    Windows

  1. 1

    Navigate to Google Maps. Enter the location you want to view. If you want to capture directions as well, use the “Enter Directions” button. If you don’t want to include directions in your screen shot, click on the left pointing arrow in the top left of the directions panel.

  2. 2

    Press the “PRTSCN” button on your keyboard. This will typically be located on your top row of keys, close to the “Delete” button. On a laptop, it's often located in the top right-hand corner of the keyboard.

  3. 3

    Paste your screen shot into a picture-editing program, such as Paint, which comes pre-loaded with all Windows operating systems. Click to place the cursor on a blank document. Press ‘”CTRL” and “V” or right-click and select "Paste" to insert your screen shot into your blank document.

    Mac

  1. 1

    Navigate to Google Maps and find the location you want to view. Enter directions if you wish.

  2. 2

    Press “Command,” “Shift” and “3.” An image of the screen is automatically saved to your desktop.

  3. 3

    Open the image and “Save as.” Give the document a file name that identifies the location it depicts.

    iOS

  1. 1

    Turn your phone or tablet on and connect to the Internet.

  2. 2

    Navigate to Google Maps and find the location you want to view. Enter directions if you wish.

  3. 3

    Hold down the “Power/Sleep” button then click the main “Home” button in the centre below the screen. You can also hold down the main button and click the “Power/Sleep” button. The screen should flash to indicate that the screen shot has been captured. The image is automatically saved to your “Photos” library.

    Android

  1. 1

    Turn your phone or tablet and connect to the Internet.

  2. 2

    Navigate to Google Maps and find the location you want to view. Enter directions if you wish.

  3. 3

    Press down the “Volume down” button and then click the “Power/Sleep/Wake” button. You will see a pop-up box notifying you that the screen shot has been saved. Find your saved image in your “Gallery” from your device's "Apps" menu.

  4. 4

    Be aware that this technique only works on devices running Android version 2.3 and above. Devices with earlier systems will need to download a specific app, such as “No Root Screenshot It” to capture screen shots.

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