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Comparison table: Map Maker Pro and Map Maker Gratis

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Feature

Gratis

Pro
Good looking maps
Unlimited number of layers, raster and vector.

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x
Colour, mono, and grey-scale bitmap backgrounds.

x

x
Large range of fill, line, and symbol styles

x

x
Virtually limitless range of user-definable fill styles, including symbol fills and multi-coloured hatching.  

x
User-definable symbols.  

x
Translucent and semi-translucent fills.

x

x
Curved, stretched, and outline text.

x

x
Arrows and dimension lines

x

x
Grids.  

x
Easy to create scale bars, north points, legends, text panels, inset images etc.

x

x
Include text and charts from MS Word.

x

x
Point-and-click to pop-up images, documents and internet links.

x

x
Printing
Print accurately scaled maps on any true Windows compatible printer.

x

x
User-defined page templates for high-quality prints.  

x
Variety of grids, and co-ordinate numbering.  

x
Multi-sheet printing of large maps.

x

x
Map creation and editing
Create from new or import and edit.

x

x
Vector drawing and editing.

x

x
Intuitive cutting and joining of polygons.

x

x
Simple editing of common boundaries.

x

x
Numerous "snap-to" options.

x

x
Drag, stretch, rotate, duplicate groups of objects.

x

x
Single-click flood-fill vector polygon creation.

 

x
Raster and vector rubber sheeting.  

x
Create buffer zones around an object.

x

x
Create buffer zones around collections of objects  

x
Trim raster and vector to polygons.  

x
"Spaghetti processing", - lines to polygons.  

x
Intersections and unions from overlapping polygons.  

x
Powerful data tidying routines.  

x
Calibrate raster images.

x

x
Raster to vector.  

x
3D functions - contours, views,  etc  

x

Rubber sheeting of vector and raster data  

x
Many more vector and raster actions….  

x
Using data with maps
Generate legends.

x

x
Thematic maps from DBF data

x

x
Thematic maps from Access and Excel data  

x
Data charts  

x
Link data queries to Microsoft Access forms.  

x
Simple on-screen measurement of areas and lengths

x

x
Numerous spatial queries such as "contained in polygon", "within x distance of line", etc.  

x
Inherit data from one layer to another.  

x
Edit found data set.  

x
GPS
Live data capture (NMEA and Garmin)  

x
Import GPS data file (NMEA and Garmin)  

x
Download waypoints.  

x
Tracking of moving points.  

x
Rectify aerial photos using GPS control points.  

x
Latitude & Longitude
225 pre-defined datums, limitless user definable datums and ellipsoids.  

x
UTM, OS Grid, Lambert’s Conic, and user-defined Transverse Mercator and Conic projections.  

x
Support for correction matrices to compensate for local irregularities, i.e. 5cm accuracy for the UK.  

x
Compatibility
Import vector data including ArcView SHP, MapInfo MIF, AutoCAD DXF, Idrisi VXP.

x

x
Import a wide range of additional vector data types including USGS DRG, Ordnance Survey NTF etc.  

x
Export SHP, MIF, DXF Idrisi VXP, etc.  

x
View BMP, TIF, JPG raster data.

x

x
View Geo-Tiff, Idrisi RST, USGS DOQ, and ECW raster data.  

x
Export BMP, JPG, TIF.

x

x
Export attribute data to DBF

x

x
Export data to Microsoft Access and Excel  

x
Distribution
Distribute your maps with Map Maker Gratis.

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x

 

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