Sometimes, when you're designing an interface, you need a MKMapView to drop in to your screens - so you need a screenshot of a map. Except: Maps.app displays points of interest, buildings, and other things - and it has a status bar and a few other tidbits on the map.
Over the past few years, I've needed maps for a particular location, etc - so I've had this suuuper tiny little universal app that works on iPhone and iPad. It just shows a big ol' map, without any status bar, points of interest, buildings, or the user's location:
You can find the repository over on GitHub.