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).


Import a Shape map

Import shape map buttonImport your own map in SHAPE format on top of the background map and get even better looking maps.

If you have a vector map in SHAPE format (extension shp), you may import the map. E-Maps is designed to work with WGS84 format (other projections may work). The base files for the map should have a project file (extension .prj) too.

See the tutorial how to import the map.

Vector maps can be coloured or used for thematic shading.

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