Create Awesome Map-Based Wallpapers for Your Desktop with ‘Map –> Image’

By Akemi Iwaya on November 1st, 2012

Are you tired of using the same old types of wallpapers on your desktop? Then add something fresh and unique to your desktop with custom-created map wallpapers from ‘Map –> Image’.

When you first visit the website it will show the default location of San Francisco (home of the developers). To get started simply enter your location in the search blank in the upper left corner and click the Go Button.

Your chosen location will appear in a basic black and white format as shown here.

Now the fun part starts! You can customize how your new wallpaper is going to look using the Zoom In/Zoom Out Buttons, Map Style Drop-Down Menu, and Custom Image Size features at the top of the window. Keep in mind that some toner options shown in the Map Style Drop-Down Menu will not be available for all world locations.

You can also ‘grab’ the map image with your mouse and move it around so that your favorite section is lined up perfectly within the Image Boundary Outline shown in the screenshot below.

Once you have everything set up the way you want click the Make Button in the upper right corner.

When the processing is finished you will see a permanent URL for your new map wallpaper. Enjoy!

Note: You can see a thumbnailed version of our final map wallpaper with the Watercolor Toner option at the top of this post.

Map –> Image Website [via Guiding Tech]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/1/12
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