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.
Download a free 14-day trial or order E-Maps in the First Element webshop.
Check our latest feature: thematic shading on your own imported map.
Import your own boundary map in shape format and join your data in Excel.
Select the data in the Excel sheet and create a thematic shading.
You may change the colours, the ranges and set labels.
Last step is to share the results as image or PDF.
A simple map for more information
E-Maps was developed to produce maps and visualisations in Excel in an easy way. There are many ways to create great looking maps with lots of information. We added a “Blank” background. With this option, you can omit the background for example to create maps to use as a transparent image (PNG or GIF).
Data point entry
Heatmaps are based on point locations. The number of points are the bases for the heatmap. Now, we offer a second feature to build heatmaps based on point locations with an attribute. For example, let us have a look below. You will see the number of incidents at a specific postalcode location. See below as an example how eventually this data turns into a heatmap.
The standard E-Maps heatmap functionality (activated through the button) uses only the point locations as the bases for the heatmap. This feature often is used when registring (GPS) locations. With this new functionality, we offer a wider range of visualizing your data.
More than 63.000 monuments in The Netherlands are plotted on a Here map with Excel E-Maps. The X and Y coördinates that we used, came from the file that we downloaded from the ‘Cultureel Erfgoed’ (Cultural Heritage).
Delft centre monuments
Pakhuis De Liefde Delft
We added the funtionality to display the result of address matching (geocoding) as an extra column.
This feature enables you to check the quality of your addresses and location of the points on your map.
Preferably, a country code will be used in the data field: Country.
See the list of ISO3 country codes.
Addresses can be geocoded with Pitney Bowes Spectrum or Nokia Here.