The GMap Creator software makes it easy for people to create working Google Maps websites from thematic data stored in shapefiles.
Use of the software for any purpose other than academic research requires the standard commercial licence available from this website. For an academic research licence, please go directly to the CASA website.
Researchers, businesses and private individuals who collect geographically tagged data often have the need to create websites presenting their complex geospatial data in map form. However, it can be difficult to transform data stored in the most common geographic file format, shapefile, into code that can be uploaded onto a website.
GMap Creator solves this problem by converting point, polygon, and line data stored in shapefile format into an HTML page containing a Google Map. Users simply load a shapefile (and associated .prj file) into the application, select a single numeric value to colour according to a user-defined colour scheme, and push a button to create the output files. Publishing the map on a website is then just a matter of copying files onto a web server.
Thus, GMap Creator allows the quick and easy production of illuminating and persuasive geovisualisations that would otherwise be difficult or impossible for non-programmers to create.
Included in the bundle are:
the application executable file, and
help documentation, including a worked example (also available for download prior to licence purchase - see Product Files at bottom of this page)
GMap Creator was created at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London (UCL), www.casa.ucl.ac.uk. CASA is a world leader in geospatial and crowdsourcing technology, with work that has recently featured in New Scientist, Wired andThe New York Times.
PC: XP, Vista, 7; installation via Windows Installer li>
Mac & Linux: installation via .jar file
valid Google Maps API key
Please note that an approved licence is required before commercial files related to this product can be downloaded. Such files are indicated by .
File description:HTML format help file
File name:GMapCreator HelpDocumentation.zip
File size:1.41 MB
File description:Java installation for Linux and other platforms.
File name:GMapCreator Java 1.31.jar
File size:4.36 MB
File description:Disk image file for older Mac OS
File name:GMapCreator Mac 1.31.dmg
File size:5.74 MB
File description:Max OS X installer
File name:GMapCreator Mac 1.31.zip
File size:5.38 MB
File description:Installer files for Windows Vista and XP.
File name:GMapCreator PC 1.31.msi
File size:15.75 MB
File description:Executable file for Windows Vista and XP installer.
File name:GMapCreator PC Setup1.31.exe
File size:361.50 KB
File name:GMapCreator Readme.txt
File size:7.75 KB
File name:GMapCreator WorkedExample.zip
File size:505.89 KB
File description:Data for WorkedExample
File name:GMapCreator WorkedExampleData.zip
File size:460.62 KB
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