MapViewer 8.0

A Powerful and Versatile Low-Cost Mapping and Spatial Analysis application

  • Summary

    MapViewer 7

    MapViewer is a very affordable mapping and spatial analysis tool that allows you to produce publication-quality thematic maps easily.
    Small businesses, large corporations, independent consultants, scientists, GIS analysts, and numerous government agencies are discovering important trends in their data with MapViewer. Display your data distribution easily and precisely with more easy-to-use features than ever.

    MapViewer is perfect for people who wish to analyse and display their geographically related data with the minimum "learning curve" and at the minimum cost. It is equally good at creating new maps (from GPS data or by digitising from aerial/satellite photographs or scanned paper maps) or working with existing digital maps.

    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

    ... without the need to invest large amounts of time and money in a major GIS system.

    Mapviewer also allows automation for repetitive operations thus saving time and avoiding errors.
    Other GeoMEM services specific to Golden Software products are listed here.

    GeoMEM have been supplying and supporting MapViewer since it's first release in 1992 and we think that it is one of the best mapping packages around and excellent value at the price. MapViewer approaches GIS in its capabilities but at a fraction of the price of a full blown GIS and can be used by non-specialist staff.

    To find out if MapViewer will help you please download a demo version from here.
    Golden Software End User License Agreement here.

  • Base Maps

    A sample Base Map

    Base maps contain boundaries without any data representation. Base maps can be used with other maps to show features such as roads, streams, city locations, boundaries that have no data associated with them, and so on.


    Contour Maps

    A sample Contour Map

    Contour Maps take discrete data measurements, interpolate between them to create a uniform grid, and then display lines of constant values.

    Dorling Cartograms

    A sample Dorling Cartograms

    Cartograms represent data values by changing the size of the associated area object. The Dorling cartogram replaces the original shape with a circle.


    Symbol Maps

    A sample Symbol Map

    Symbol maps place a scaled symbol on an area, curve, or point location on the map. The symbols are scaled in proportion to the data values represented for each area or point.

  • Vector Maps

    A sample Vector Map

    Vector maps interpolate discrete data measurements to create a uniform grid and display arrows that indicate the direction and magnitude of the steepest slopes across the grid.


    Non-Contiguous Cartograms

    A sample Contour Map

    Non-Contiguous cartograms represent data values by changing the size of the associated area objects while retaining their original shapes

    Territory Maps

    A sample Territory Map

    Territory maps group objects into territories and provide statistical information about the data associated with each set of objects.


    Pie Maps

    A sample Pie Map

    Pie maps are a way to represent several data values by drawing a proportionally sized pie chart for each location.

  • Hatch Maps

    A sample Hatch Map

    Hatch maps use colors and fill patterns to represent data ranges or classes of data for each area on the map.


    Density Maps

    A sample Density Map

    Density maps also called dot density maps, use symbols to represent data values for areas on a map. On a density map, each symbol represents some data value, so the number of symbols drawn in an area is in relation to the data values associated with that area.

    Line Graph Maps

    A sample Line Graph Map

    Line graph maps show line graphs of the data at each centroid location. By looking at a single line graph, you can see how the individual data value relates to the whole data set.


    Prism Maps

    A sample Prism Map

    Prism maps draw each area, curve, or point as a raised prism, where the height of the prism is relative to the associated data value. Classed colours can also be assigned to prism map boundary objects, allowing you to display two variables on a single map!

  • Pin Maps

    A sample Pin Map

    Pin maps are point location maps that draw a point at a particular location on a map.


    Gradient Maps

    A sample Gradient Map

    Gradient maps display a continuous range of colors by interpolating between discrete data points.

    Bar Maps

    A sample Bar Map

    Bar maps are a way to represent several data values by drawing a bar chart for each location.


    Flow Maps

    A sample Flow Map

    Flow maps show data based on line thickness. Flow map lines can be drawn from one base map object to another, or you can associate a data file with a base map of curves to create a flow map.

  • Boundary and Data Files

    MapViewer comes complete with an extensive list of boundary and data files which are suitable for creating a wide variety of maps. You can download MapViewer's boundary and data files from Golden Software's web site. 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.

    The MapViewer CD-ROM contains Golden Software's entire library of data files and boundary files.

    Importing Boundaries from Other Applications

    MapViewer can import boundary information in several different vector and bitmap formats. These include:

    • 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

    Also, you can read coordinates from worksheet data files to place point locations on the map. Data files containing any type of coordinates can be used to indicate points.

  • Other Features

    There are many additional features provided by MapViewer, including:

    • Automation: A power tool to automate repetitive operations thus saving time and avoiding errors
    • Add graticules, legends, and scale bars to your map
    • Limit the map to selected coordinates or a selected area
    • Query the map and show the results in several ways
    • Use one of the several map managers to easily keep track of your map
    • Several reports such as centroid report, data for the selected object, and a general map report are available
    • Measure the distance between selected Primary IDs or click on the map to find distances
    • Annotate your maps with text using any typeface, size, or colour
    • Hyperlink locations on your map to a web site or any type of file
    • Display information associated with areas, curves, and points on your map.
    • Display place names, data information, or any type of text on your maps
    • Create circles, squares, rectangles, polylines, polygons, or symbols at any location on the map
    • Create multi-layered maps to present more information
    • Zoom in on areas to show different levels of detail
    • Create custom colours, line styles, and fill patterns
    • Create maps using any coordinate system and recalibrate maps to use any coordinate system
    • Use one of the 25+ map projections
    • Convert areas to curves, curves to areas, and drawing objects to areas
    • Edit polylines with break curve, reshape, and thin boundary
    • View the data and the map simultaneously
    • Move or copy map features between map layers
    • Turn on or off the display of any map or page features
  • New Features in Version 8


    There are many new features provided in MapViewer 8 (released January 2015) including:

    • New and Improved User-Interface
    • Create Multi-Graph Maps
    • Create Bivariate Symbol Maps
    • Create Contiguous Cartogram Maps
    • Create Proportional Pin Maps
    • Download Online Maps
    • Query Across Multiple Layers
    • Use Text Columns for Territory Map Territories or Hatch Map Classes
    • Increased Customization of Data Labels
    • Unlimited Attribute Support
    • Embed Data in GSM Files
    • Improved Coordinate System Dialog
    • Font/Format Support for Legend Entries
    • New Import/Export Formats
    • New Coordinate Systems, Datums, and Projections
    • Additional (64-bit, Unicode, New Text Editor Dialog, Object Transparency)

    Further details available on the Golden Software MapViewer Whats's New page.


Standard prices Ex. VAT Inc. VAT  
Single licence £371.00 £445.20  
UPGRADE from any previous version £113.00 £135.60  
MapViewer + Surfer £1003.00 £1,203.60  
Educational / Academic prices Ex. VAT Inc. VAT  
Single licence £352.45 £422.94  
UPGRADE from any previous version £75.00 £90.00