I was trying to find a workaround, but have yet to do so, so I am hoping someone here might have an idea or have run across something similar to what I am trying to solve.
In my database I have different fields, for both address and coordinates. I also have a webviewer that uses those fields to display a google map from either the address or the coordinates, this webviewer and its associated scripts were "stolen" from the contacts filemaker template just to give you an idea.
Now, I don't mind switching out the provider of the maps, but what I would like, is the ability to save an image of the maps so that the maps can still be viewed while not connected to the internet, I would like to do this automatically so that I just dont have to worry about it with the massive amount of sites I'm working on.
Is there a way to go about doing this?
Google and other map services provide the ability to generate map images. I suggest you google 'google static map' -- you'll find loads of links.