I finally got to where I wanted to bring this application: you are now able to provide a path and rip all the tiles from google maps along this path.
The GUI is still somewhat primitive but it does give you the possibility to:
- Navigate to a certain point by providing a name
- Set the type of tile you want to view
- Zoom in and out of this point
- Drag the map to reveal neighbouring tiles
- Set a ripping radius
- Set a ripping zoom level
- Set the tile-type you want to download
- Provide a path along which to download alll the tiles
Following is a small manual on how to use the application.