Google Map Buddy is an excellent free program which you can use to grab any part of a Google map you may need. It’s much cooler than simply doing a rough screen capture, because you can select exactly what you need, roads, satellite or hybrid maps even, select the zoom level, and generally customise the results to your total requirements. Lovely stuff!
FYI, this has been pulled.. Google didn't like it and sent a takedown request to the guy.
Sucks, this isnt the only person with such an app like this and yet it was still promoting use of Google Maps.