Three simplified maps

E-Maps update

Three simplified new map layers are added in the new E-Maps update (E-Maps for E-Maps Pro, Advanced and Mobility. This update makes it possible to create contemporary reports. The three new map layers are: Reduced (no streets), Hybrid (no labels) and Terrain (no labels). See below the three new types:




Check the specifications for all types per version. Would you like to start using the newest E-Maps? Download the update E-Maps

Statistics of the selection

To get more insights in your data, we added a statistic feature.



When selecting objects on a map or rows of data in a sheet, you can quickly see the Min, Max, Average, Count and Sum of the data. Select a specific column first for the data you are interested in.

This function is more advanced than the information given by Excel as a standard in the status bar.

The statistics window is available in E-Maps Advanced and Mobility.

Circle selections are standard in E-Maps Pro

New feature in E-Maps – circle selections

From February 2017 First Element added circle selections as standard option in E-Maps Pro, Advanced and Mobility.

This feature is added on request of our users. Cirkel selections are useful to have spatial insights around a location. For more advanced selections, you can use the isochrones or isodistance selections. This feature is part of E-Maps Advanced.

Compare the specifications of E-Maps Standard, Pro and Advanced to understand which plug-in version suits you best. For more information, contact Erik van Hunnik (via e-mail / +31 15 219 0885)




Adjustable colours and ranges in heatmap

New heatmap settings

Always wanted to change the colour scheme of the heatmap? Or do you need different colors to emphasize the importance of locations or negative values?

Heatmaps are widely used to analyse and visualise density and intensity of data. E-Maps supports both heatmaps based on density and heatmaps based on a value of the data. Adjust the colours, the ranges and display negative values.

E-Maps has baisc heatmap functionality in all versions. E-Maps Pro has the additional value based heatmaps. Discover the new specifications for heatmaps in Excel E-Maps.

Use a Shapefile in E-Maps

SHP (Shapefile) is a vector file format associated with a geographic information system (GIS) software program. The SHP format was developed by Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) with the aim of increasing interoperability with other GIS software programs. SHP files with polygons (area’s) can be used to create thematic maps in Excel E-Maps.

See the tutorial how to import the map and create thematic shading (choropleth).


E-Maps Advanced for time and distance selections

E-Maps Advanced, your start in distance and drivetime analyses.

Designed for quick distance analyses, we added radius select, isochrone and isodistance select. These new features give you more insight in geographical selections without the need to buy expensive software.

select_20min_from_utrechtThe new features include:

  • create isochrones or isodistance boundaries and select the data that are included
  • save the isochrones in your map
  • enhance your maps with circles or rectangles for presentation

Check our video tutorial on youtube.

See the specifications and pricing of E-Maps Advanced

radius select

radius select


select a time or distance






toolbar object selection

new menu options



What is MapPoint? MapPoint E-Maps

Since 2000 organizations used Microsoft MapPoint for quick geographic insights. The tool had background maps for large parts of the world and for many countries you could geocode. The software and the maps had to be installed on a (network) harddrive.

People used MapPoint for quick geographic visualisations and analyses of their own MS Acces or Excel data. In selected countries routing was an option as well. By the end of 2014, Microsoft stopped developing MapPoint.

Excel E-Maps the successor of MapPoint

What comes after MapPoint is the easy to use, Excel mapping plug-in E-Maps. E-Maps provides worldwide advanced geocoding, based on address, postal code or city names. The Excel add-in is the best tool for GEO analysis with features like heatmap, choroplets and other thematic mapping. E-Maps uses the up-to-date map and geocoding engine from Here ™.
Isochrones and routing capabilities are available in E-Maps Mobility.

Download a free 14-day trial or order E-Maps in the First Element webshop.

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