Online map software gives tools to design, manipulate and view any kind of map on the Internet in an easy-to-use interface. The various kinds of online maps available include: road maps, GIS maps, satellite maps and virtual map displays. In addition, some online map software also provides image editing and modification tools like editing label colors, adding stops, inserting lines and polygons and various other image editing functions. Some applications offer different map viewing modes, for example, terrain views, regional views and 3D map projections. You can even enter your address with the search tool in an online map application. With the help of some easy tools and features, you can design maps of any kind, depending on your needs and requirements.
Road Maps – Create maps using any other conventional gis data. You just need to drag and drop the pins on a virtual map. The number of pins you will add depends upon your requirements. To add more than one county or state, you can select multiple counties or states in the same way.
Satellite Maps – Create maps of any type by entering the lat and long coordinates of a point. You can choose different map projection styles in an online map software. Choose the desired projection such as: Mercator, Satellite, Orthophoto, Cornerscan and Cylindrical. With these different projection styles, you can easily create maps with different sizes, shape and colors, according to your specific needs. Moreover, you can also use different map styles for the labeling of streets.
GIS Data – Map software programs have many different tools and features for manipulation of GIS data. You can insert and delete lines, change the color of the points, change the size and attributes of objects, overlay polygon surfaces and do many other advanced operations on the maps created with online map software. You can also use AutoCAD tools for creating professional-looking landscape and map drawings. There are many different types of GIS data that you can access and manipulate.
Landscape and topographical design – Designing of physical landscape or maps with the help of an online map software package. There are various options available to map the physical structure of the land. You can map the topography, soil elevations and surface elevations. You can also create topographic maps of large areas or countries. An online map software package can be used for many different purposes such as building street maps, cartograms, property boundary maps and many more.
Cartographers – Create high quality, color and crisp digital maps of any shape and size with the help of an online map software package. Cartographers know how to draw accurate and clear lines and shadow areas. They can change the color of the points, change the shape of the shapes or overlay polygon surfaces. These cartographers use specialized drawing software packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw and Paint Shop Pro. Digital cartographers can customize and repair the map once it has been printed out.
Geocaching – There are certain websites that allow their users to post their GPS location in the form of a map. These maps have all the attributes of any other normal map, except that the user is allowed to mark the location by themselves. The first step would be to select a single type of online map software. The user can then choose from the database of maps created by different companies. These maps range from simple ones with just basic labeling like a name or address to very complex ones which include satellite, aerial and 3D imagery, road outlines, photos and even video. Some of these maps will be used in the offline world, while others will be used for carrying out special projects such as treasure hunts or searches for missing persons.