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   MapList-Sync - Map Tracing Tool






MapList-Sync

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MapList-Sync is an easy to use windows program to trace or digitize map information, such as contours, waypoints and placemarks, from almost any map image, and save the data to a GIS file, such as KML format, for use in other programs.  This is a sister program to our MapList-Flat, and MapList-Globe, which may be used to display the GIS data files created with MapList-Sync. main window and controls

Primarily intended to create point list data files for mapping in other Gunamoi Software applications in MapList (*.maplist) files, this application can also load and save information in standard GPX, GeoJSON and KML map information files.  For example, KML files created using MapList-Sync may be mapped using Google Earth. 

The primary map used by MapList-Sync is a NASA Blue Marble image, which can be zoomed and moved around.  MapList-Sync uses the WGS84 standard latitude and longitude system.  The primary Blue Marble map is a flat map with linear equirectangular projection of latitude and longitude. 

MapList-Sync has three modes of operation: Map-Only Mode, Sync Mode, and Trace Mode. 

The main functions of MapList-Sync are summarised below.  The Lite features are available to all users free of charge.  The Pro features require the program to be registered in order to unlock those functions.

Free Lite features

Map-Only Mode is a Lite feature available to all users.  In Map-Only Mode, the user may create a GIS data file, by adding map points, lines, labels, circles and polygons on the flat "blue marble" map of the world displayed in the left hand panel.  Points and lines may be entered by typing in the latitudes and longitudes directly, or by simply clicking on the map.  Functions such as colours, labels, polygons and circles may be accessed via the menus or via the toolbar.  The current map view showing the lines and labels may be zoomed, or saved to an image file.  Map point list data created using MapList-Sync may then be saved to a GIS file, (eg. KML or maplist format) for use in other programs.

For full details of the program modes, menus and toolbars, see the MapList-Sync help, which is included with the free download.

Pro features for registered users

Sync Mode is a Pro feature available only to registered users.  In Sync Mode, the program allows the user to load an external map image, and synchronise that map with the flat world map.  Synchronisation is done by selecting corresponding points on the "blue marble" world map and the loaded image file.  Once sufficient sync points have been selected between the world map and the loaded image, the user may "Calculate Sync Settings".  This allows the user to save the sync settings to a file, and enter Trace Mode.  Currently only map image files generated in "flatmap" (linear equirectangular projection) or "globemap" (globe projection) are supported.  Images of maps using Mercator projection are not currently supported for tracing with MapList-Sync.

Trace Mode is a Pro feature available only to registered users.  In Trace Mode, the user may trace lines and map information off the synchronised image file, display that data on the "blue marble" map, and save it to a GIS point list data file for use in other applications.