Lonely Planet has made publicly available all the maps for its ebooks. I noticed this when checking out my first ebook from the library, Lonely Planet Cyprus, which directs readers to these links in order to make clear printouts. Even without the books, the maps can be a useful reference.
Disclaimer 1: I almost did not post this because as far as I can tell, these are exclusively the horrendous new-style blue, dumbed-down maps that have Lonely Planet connoisseurs stockpiling pre-2011 editions. I have ranted about these before. There was a thread on Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum discussing this but it is now “not available,” and a separate survey from Lonely Planet is also “not available” and the results were never posted or commented on by Lonely Planet. If they put up a classic map archive I would be so appreciative!
Disclaimer 2: Downloading the files is really tedious, the file names have various abbreviations, some files are just thumbnail icons, and the files are not even grouped into ZIP files by book.
A brute force method is to use a download helper like DownThemAll!, create a folder for “Save Files in,” then for “Remaning Mask” type:
This will download everything, 12,000+ files, placing the files in new folders by book. Once it starts you can select all, pause, cancel some, whatever you please.
There are probably many more elegant ways to download, this however, is where I turn to the experts. Readers, any suggestions?