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General questions

General questions

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General questions

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Can I make maps both for print and online publishing?

The tool offers the possibility to export different file formats that can be used for both print and digital publications, including interactive elements. You can create a map and export/download it as various output types. The download option we support at the moment are: .PNG, .SVG, .PDF (CMYK), EPS and WEB. WEB means you’ll get a link to the (interactive) map as well as an iframe.

Can I get a custom map style with the service?

The customization included in the service are the following: either you send us your own custom icons and route line options (color/transparency) or you pick our standard map settings and icons.

However, full customization of your map is possible as well as having a complete map style range based on your own brand identity with extra costs.

Can I try Mapcreator for free?

Seeing is believing. We offer you free access to Mapcreator to get to know the basic mapping functionalities you can expect. Register here to get started! Want to try out Mapcreator to its full extend? Contact us and take advantage of a free ‘guided demo’ where we’ll show you the full potential and features of Mapcreator.

Can I get print-ready maps?

Yes. We can deliver high-quality print 300DPI (or less) maps in PNG, JPEG, PDF, PCX or BMP.

Do I need a technical/graphical or cartographical background to create maps?

Mapcreator has a user-friendly interface that does not require in-depth technical and graphical skills. To make sure that you get the most out of the mapping tool, we offer full training with all our subscriptions.

How do I confirm my account?

After you sign up for our tool Mapcreator.io, you will receive an email with a link to confirm your account. If you did not receive it, please check your email provider’s spam folder.

How do I customize my maps with Mapcreator?

Mapcreator comes with a wide range of carefully designed default map styles, fonts, and features. In addition to the standard style elements that come with Mapcreator, map colors, features, and fonts can easily be customized for you. Do you want us to custom build your own complete map design? Please contact us, and we’ll discuss your specific needs.

What are the data requirements to get started?

We need a properly formatted list in CSV, DBF, XLS or XLM with tab-delimited fields. Make sure to include control or ID numbers on each record. Please make sure your data is accurate since we can only provide maps for valid addresses. We can only geocode street addresses. PO Boxes are not street addresses. 

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What locations are available with the service?

Maps are available for North America and most of Europe. Other areas on request.

Where is the map data from?

We use HERE maps (Former NOKIA and NAVTEQ) as our data source and the HERE platform for geocoding and routing. You can verify accuracy on Here.com.

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