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iMap 3 is a data visualisation tool designed to map large amounts of latitude/longitude data (or US ZIPcodes). iMap imports data from databases or spreadsheets and maps it onto image or vector maps. Database queries can be used to map only a subset of the data or to filter the data for a certain criterion. iMap is extremely expandable: it offers a plugin format enabling anyone to extend its functionality. Maps can be exported as high quality PDF files for cross-platform viewing. Whether you are outlining marketing strategies, defining sales territories, tracking population trends, or visualizing ecological distributions, iMap offers a flexible and affordable solution.

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Import databases or spreadsheets

iMap 3 seamlessly integrates with databases and spreadsheets: it can import FileMaker databases or Excel spreadsheets, preserving all information. One major advantage of this approach is that you can use all available information to query the map or analyze your data. iMap can also export the data back to any database or spreadsheet using tab delimited text.

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Unlimited maps. Available now.

A huge number of .e00 and boundary files are available for free on the Internet. iMap 3 can now use these file formats as base maps to use with your data. Not only are these files easy to find, they are also easy to use: because they are vector based, they don't require calibration and they look good at any magnification. Vector maps are very suited for use in printed publications. For more information on obtaining vector maps, see the iMap 3 online help (available in the Help menu). Or download the additional maps we have prepared for you (see the sidebar on this page).

No coordinates? No problem! Use US ZIPcodes

iMap 3 not only accepts latitude/longitude information, it can also map records based on U.S. ZIPcodes. This is great news for marketeers and epidemiologists. To enable ZIPcode mapping, just download the US ZIPcodes database and install it to start mapping.

3 in 1

iMap 3 introduces a new file format: maps, calibration data and records are now saved into one convenient .imap file. This makes it extremely easy to retrieve all your information at once or to share your files among colleagues.

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Query the map in real-time

Because iMap 3 imports entire databases, you can query the map for data in one specific field, or in all fields of your database. The matching records will be displayed in real-time, both in the record list and on the map. Double clicking on a record will display all fields and data.

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From satellite to iMap

iMap now imports industry standard GPX files. This XML-based file format can be generated from almost any GPS receiver by using freeware open-source utilities such as MacGPSBabel. Read more about GPSBabel on this page. From now on, your geographical data travel directly from the satellites to iMap

Our maps are off the charts

iMap comes standard with 5 mapping plugins to display symbols, tracks, images, bar charts and pie charts. As shown on this page, charts can be displayed based on the information in user-definable fields of the database. When the data changes, the charts are updated on-the-fly. Just like the maps themselves, charts are rendered using Quartz, with support for drop shadows, transparency and anti-aliasing to offer you stunning maps.

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Export high-quality maps

Of course you want to use the stunning maps in printed publications, presentations, video and on the web. iMap 3 makes this very easy: it can export your map (including transparency, drop shadow and anti-aliasing) as a PDF file. This PDF file can then be imported into InDesign, Keynote, iLife, Word, Powerpoint and many other applications.

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Interface with Google Earth

Who's not using Google Earth these days? Now you can export your iMap documents to this great app. Simply select the records you want to export, click export and iMap creates a Google Earth KML file preserving all database information.

For iMap 2 users, it only gets better

iMap 2 users can keep on using their existing maps and data. Just import your image maps and iMap 2 data files and discover how much more you can do in iMap 3.