Is there any way to export a region on Google maps to a shapefile or any other format?

For example, I have the following region on Google Maps, and I wish to export it to shapefile.

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    What do you want? The roads? The place names? The points-of-interest? The shading? The rivers? How is all of that going to fit into a shapefile? Even apart from the legal aspect (this is Google's data) the technical aspect is hard - Google's maps are rasters. – Spacedman Mar 10 '16 at 10:05
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    I just need the boundary, marked in red in the image. – Vishal R Mar 10 '16 at 10:08
  • Can't you convert the .kml to .shp using QGIS/ArcMAP etc? – MyFamily Mar 10 '16 at 10:35
  • I do not have any kml. All i have is the region plotted by google maps. It would be helpful if i could export it to kml too. – Vishal R Mar 10 '16 at 10:49
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    Firstly I would find out if the boundary was available as an open data set from another source. Even tracing outlines from Google maps can breach the usage terms. – Spacedman Mar 10 '16 at 12:59

Open Google Earth and plot the polygon you want:

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Then right click and save as a type .kml.

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Now you need to convert to .shp using QGIS, or in ESRI ArcMAP use the KML to Layer tool.

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