Map Maker 4
is software for professionals who need to make maps; people like foresters, estate managers, archaeologists, emergency services, ecologists, and many others. It has been designed so that you do not have to be a "GIS" professional to use it. The program comes in two versions - the "Pro" edition and a free version called "Gratis". We have been selling Map Maker Pro since 1996 in over 100 countries. Over the last two decades it has evolved in response to our user's needs. Version 4, released in 2016, is the latest manifestation. The price remains the same at 225 UK pounds
(+ VAT in the EU) for a single-user licence. Existing users of Map Maker Pro are entitled to a substantial discount (see the Upgrade page
of the shop). Download the full program for a 30 day free trial period.
Map Maker is designed for Microsoft Windows. It will run under Windows XP but we recommend Windows 7, 8 or 10. The program is supplied in both 32 and 64 bit versions. The minimum practical screen resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels but we recommend using a higher resolution.
Map Maker Gratis is a powerful mapping program that is available for free. Map Maker Gratis is actually the same program as Map Maker Pro but with some of the more advanced functions turned off.
To get Map Maker Gratis download Map Maker Pro from the download page
. After you have installed the program it will function for 30 days as the full Map Maker Pro. If, after that time, you have not bought a licence then the program will switch to run as Map Maker Gratis.
Principal features which are in Map Maker Pro but not in Gratis
- Cutter tool
- Join tool
- Snap to tool
- Circle tool
- Rectangle tool
- Colour measurer tool
- View in Google Earth
- Save as PDF
- Link layers to external databases (e.g. Access, Excel, MySQL)
- Create custom symbols
- Create colour ranges
- Split-circle labels
- Utilities other than import SHP, DXF, MIF, TAB, and calibration of scans.