MapViewer is an 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. Your data is unique and you need the best mapping software for the job!
A thematic map visually represents the geographic distribution of your data. MapViewer will help you to:
define sales or insurance territories
outline marketing strategies
track population trends
show ecological distribution
display any geographically distributed data
With MapViewer, you are not limited to the boundaries and data included in the program. You
can import boundary files and data files in a number of formats to create truly customized maps!
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Map Types Additional Features
MapViewer Boundary and Data Files System Requirements
MapViewer provides you with several map types to present your data in the most informative way
possible. You can combine most map types in a single window to present several types of data in a single map. The MapViewer map types include:
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.
Hatch maps use colors and fill patterns to represent data ranges or classes of data for each area on the 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.
Pie maps are a way to represent several data values by drawing a proportionally sized pie chart for each location.
Bar maps are a way to represent several data values by drawing a bar chart for each location.
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.
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 colors can also be assigned to prism map boundary
objects, allowing you to display two variables on a single map!
Line Graph Maps
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.
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.
Pin maps are point location maps that draw a point at a particular location on a map.
MapViewer Boundary and Data Files
The following is a list of boundary and data files included with MapViewer. These files 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.
Akcity.bna - Wycity.bna: point locations of cities in latitude/longitude coordinates
WorldCity.dat: contains latitude/longitude point locations of miscellaneous world cities in Golden
Software Data [.DAT] format.
The DLG directory contains USGS 1:2,000,000 scale DLG files converted to the Golden Software Boundary [.GSB] file format.
US County 2000
Ak2000.gsb-Wy2000.gsb: 2000 county boundary files, primary IDs are FIPS codes
Ak2000.dat-Wy2000.dat: 2000 US Census data for each county
Counties2000.gsb: map of all US counties based on 2000 county boundaries
Counties2000.dat: 2000 US Census data for all US counties
US County 2000 High Resolution
Ak2000_hires.gsb-Wy2000_hires.gsb: high-resolution year 2000 county boundaries
Counties2000_hires.gsb: high-resolution map of all US counties based on 2000 county
US County 1990
Ak.gsb-Wy.gsb: 1990 county boundary files, primary IDs are FIPS codes
Ak.dat-Wy.dat: 1990 US Census data for each county
Counties.gsb: map of all US counties based on 1990 county boundaries
Counties.dat: 1990 US Census data for all US counties
US County 1990 High Resolution
Ak-hires.gsb-Wy-hires.gsb: high-resolution year 1990 county boundaries
Climate_divisions.gsb: US climatic divisions
CMSA.gsb: Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas for the United States
CMSA&MSA.gsb: Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Statistical
Areas for the United States
Congress_dist.gsb: US Congressional districts for the 106th Congress
DMA2001.gsb: Designated Marketing Area boundaries for the US based on 2001 data
HI_islands.gsb: Hawaiian islands with the island names for primary IDs
PMSA&MSA.gsb: Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Statistical Areas for the United States
US48.gsb: Contiguous 48 United States
US50.gsb: United States map in Unprojected Lat/Long, Alaska and Hawaii in the correct locations
US50.dat: 1990 Census data for each state
US502000.dat: 2000 Census data for each state
US50alb.gsb: United States map in Albers projection, Alaska and Hawaii by Southwest US
US50ll.gsb: United States map in Unprojected Lat/Long, Alaska and Hawaii by Southwest US
UScity.gsb: point location of select US cities
USintll.gsb: major US interstates, highways, and tollways
USStatePlane.gsb: US zones for the state plane projection
USTimeZones.gsb: time zone boundaries for the US
Africa.gsb: African countries
Antarcal.gsb: Antarctica Albers projection
Antarcll.gsb: Antarctica Unprojected Lat/Long
Asia.gsb: Asian countries
Camerica.gsb: Central American countries
Canada.gsb: Canadian provinces
China.gsb: Chinese provinces
Continents.gsb: outline of continents without interior countries
Europe.gsb: European countries
Mexico.gsb: Mexico states
Namerica.gsb: North American countries
Oceania.gsb: Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring island nations
Pacificn.gsb: Pacific view of the world, negative coordinates from -360 to 0
Pacificp.gsb: Pacific view of the world, positive coordinates from 0 to 360
Russia.gsb: Russia boundary
Russia-proj.gsb: Russia boundary split at 180 degrees
Samerica.gsb: South American countries
World.gsb: all countries in the world
World-proj.gsb: all countries in the world, Russia and Alaska split at 180 degrees
World.dat: 1990 data for countries
Worldcap.gsb: point locations of country capitals
Worldcities.dat: lat/long coordinates of select world cities
This folder contains 1st level administrative boundaries for over 110 countries around the world. The administrative boundaries may define states, provinces, regions, or other administrative areas within a country's borders.
Afghanistan.gsb-Zimbabwe.gsb: administrative boundaries for various countries
Akzip3.gsb-Wyzip3.gsb: three-digit ZIP code sectional centers for the United States
Akzip5-a.gsb-Wyzip5-a.gsb: five-digit ZIP code area boundaries for the United States
Akzip5-p.gsb-Wyzip5-p.gsb: US Post Office point locations for five-digit ZIP codes
Importing Boundaries from Other Applications
MapViewer can import boundary information in several different vector and bitmap formats. These
Golden Software GSM, GSB, BLN, PLT, GSI
USGS DDF (SDTS), DLG, LGO, LGS
Windows Metafile EMF, WMF, CLP
Bitmap formats include TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, GIF, DCX, JPG, PCT, WPG, PNG
ESRI SHP, E00
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.
MapViewer creates thematic maps by linking worksheet data to areas or points on the map. If you
need to display your own data on a map, MapViewer includes a full-featured worksheet that allows you to display, enter, edit, and save your data. You can read data files in many formats, including
XLS, SLK, WKx, CSV, TXT, DAT, MDB, DBF, DB, BNA, and BLN. In the worksheet you can transform, sort, and calculate statistics on your data.
There are many additional features that MapViewer provides, including:
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
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 color
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 colors, 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
Operating System: Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, or higher
43 MB of free hard disk space
800 X 600 x 256 color minimum monitor resolution