With the release of E-Maps 2.0.4, we introduced symbols for thematic layers. When selecting individual or ranged thematic maps, the symbols on the map can be changed. The symbols will be coloured based on the Individual Name or Range.
Three simplified new map layers are added in the new E-Maps update (E-Maps 188.8.131.52) 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:
To get more insights in your data, we added a statistic feature.
This function is more advanced than the information given by Excel as a standard in the status bar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
One of our new customers, Willem van Es (Addwhere Urban Intelligence), did a brief study on the relation of coffeeshops and schools in Amsterdam.
See the PDF for Schools vs Coffeeshops 0216
What is MapPoint?
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.