MapViewer is an affordable mapping and spatial analysis tool that allows you to produce publication-quality thematic maps easily.


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MapViewer 8


MapViewer 8

Your data is unique and you need the best mapping software for the job! MapViewer allows you to display your data distribution easily and precisely with more easy-to-use features than ever.

A thematic map visually represents the geographic distribution of your data. MapViewer will help you to:

  • understand demographics

  • define sales or insurance territories

  • outline marketing strategies

  • track population trends

  • show ecological distribution

  • display any geographically distributed data

With MapViewer, you are not limited to the boundaries and data included in the program. You can import boundary files and data files in a number of formats to create truly customised maps!

Map Types

MapViewer provides you with several map types to present your data in the most informative way possible. You can combine most map types in a single window to present several types of data in a single map. The MapViewer map types include:

  • Base maps

  • Pin maps

  • Hatch maps

  • Density maps

  • Gradient maps

  • Dorling cartograms

  • Symbol maps

  • Territory maps

  • Pie maps

  • Bar maps

  • Line graph maps

  • Prism maps

  • Flow maps

MapViewer Boundary and Data Files

The MapViewer CD-ROM contains Golden Software’s entire library of data files and boundary files. You can also create custom boundaries by combining existing boundaries or by using the drawing tools. MapViewer can import boundary files in several different formats so you can also use files created in other applications, including:

  • Golden Software GSM, GSB, BLN, PLT, GSI

  • Atlas BNA


  • AutoCAD DXF

  • Windows Metafile EMF, WMF, CLP

  • Bitmap formats include TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, GIF, DCX, JPG, PCT, WPG, PNG

  • Georeferenced bitmaps

  • ESRI SHP, E00

  • MapInfo MIF


MapViewer creates thematic maps by linking worksheet data to areas or points on the map. If you need to display your own data on a map, MapViewer includes a full-featured worksheet that allows you to display, enter, edit, and save your data. You can read data files in many formats, including XLS, SLK, WKx, CSV, TXT, DAT, MDB, DBF, DB, BNA, and BLN. In the worksheet you can transform, sort, and calculate statistics on your data.