Magic Maps 2.5

Design and modify various interactive maps.
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Work with a set of mapping instruments for different projects. Switch between existing materials and creation options. Select one of the available templates and generate a new Magic Maps document according to personal specifications. Edit the legend at will.

Now you see it. Magic Maps is a multi-purpose mapping tool so easy to use, it feels like magic.
Do you work with data? Turn that spreadsheet into an interactive experience where states and countries light up according to values of interest, a timeline shows you how things have changed, and a Top 100 list presents the current standings. Magic Maps lets you display any time series data on a map.
Do you have a creative side? Click the Crayon tool to start coloring in states and countries. Click the Pencil tool to add a few points of interest, and use the Text tool to label your map using the colors and fonts that suit your fancy. List all the places where you've planted your flag, or outline your future exploits. With Magic Maps, the world is your canvas.
Creating a map is the beginning. You can email your Magic Maps files to other Magic Maps users, or you can export your maps in many formats for use in presentations, articles, blog posts, YouTube, or data programs.
Magic Maps will help you find the insights in your spreadsheets or tell the stories of your travels. It will help you share your experience of discovery with colleagues, customers, readers, friends, and family.
Core features
✓ Layer-based map presentation
✓ Multiple data fields per layer
✓ Timelines of data totals and averages
✓ Click an entity to see its associated data
✓ Select multiple entities with a selection box
✓ "Top 100" list for any data field
✓ Click "Play" to watch any map evolve over time
✓ Multi-touch zooming and panning
Flexible data import
✓ Import data from CSV, KML, or Shapefiles
✓ Copy-paste data directly from a spreadsheet
✓ Support for UTF-8, Unicode, Latin-1, and Windows-1252 text encodings
Versatile map export
✓ For print or presentations: Export vectorized PDF
✓ For the web: Export PNG or SVG
✓ For email: Command-C copies the current image to the clipboard
✓ For spreadsheets: Export CSV data
✓ For YouTube: Export QuickTime movies
✓ For Google Earth: Export KML
✓ For Google Public Data Explorer: Export Dataset Publishing Language (DSPL)
Add custom points
✓ Point-and-click to add a point
✓ Manually enter decimal degrees or Degrees-Minutes-Seconds
✓ Geocoding of U.S. place names (town, city, or ZIP code)
✓ Batch CSV import
Add custom layers
✓ Import KML
✓ Import ESRI Shapefiles
✓ Import NASA GeoTIFF *NEW*
✓ Link data to custom layers
Fully customizable appearance
✓ Use the Paint tool to color a simple map
✓ Choose colors to represent text categories or numeric ranges
✓ Move labels by clicking and dragging
✓ Leading lines connect labels to their source
✓ Customize any fonts, colors, and sizes
✓ NEW: Choose one of six shapes to represent points
✓ NEW: Choose solid lines or one of four dash patterns
✓ Optional drop shadows on shapes
✓ Adjustable movie playback speed
Built-in math functions
✓ Year-over-year change in absolute or percentage terms
✓ Sum multiple variables together
✓ Divide one variable by another
✓ Scale by powers of 10
✓ Compute rolling average
✓ Compute weighted average
✓ Interpolate missing years
Professional map projections
✓ Albers Equal Area
✓ Lambert Conformal Conic
✓ Mercator
✓ Winkel Tripel
✓ Instantly preview map projections
✓ Customize central meridian and standard parallels
Basic GIS functionality
✓ Count points within an area
✓ Aggregate point data within an area
✓ Draw a radius of a specified distance around points
✓ Compute distance to nearest point on another layer
✓ Perform simple queries using Smart Layers
✓ Area and length computations
Built-in geographic templates
✓ Countries of the world
✓ U.S. states, counties, and metro areas
✓ Canadian provinces, Mexican states, and a combined North America template
✓ Australian states and territories
✓ Link data against FIPS codes or state/country name

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rating Robert David Sullivan
Useful for relatively simple projects. Easy to import CSV/Excel data, easy to make changes to individual geographic units without re-importing data. The lack of tools to create a legend does create extra work, as you need to export the map into another program to include any text with the map. There does seem to be some conflict with OS X, as it can crash without warning. As long as you save after every change, you shouldn't lose any work.

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