TileMill is an application for making beautiful maps. Whether you’re a journalist, web designer, researcher, or seasoned cartographer, TileMill is the design studio you need to create compelling, interactive maps.
TileMill is built on a suite of modern open source libraries including Mapnik, node.js, backbone.js, express and CodeMirror. Every map you make in TileMill is mobile ready. By leveraging the portable, fast MBTiles format, each TileMill map looks and works great on the web and offline.
If you’re looking to create innovative and beautiful, informative animated maps then this is the tool for you. Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time. When you send your Animap to friends it appears like a video – they can play, pause, slow and speed up the action!
3. Migrations Map
Have you ever create a really good looking interactive map using HTML5 and jQuery? MigrationsMap.net allows you to see for every country X in the world either the top ten providing countries of lifetime migrants to X or the top ten receiving countries of lifetime migrants from X.
MapBox is a suite of open source tools for creating custom maps in Amazon’s cloud infrastructure. MapBox’s TileMill toolkit is a fully configured open source tile rendering engine designed to create maps using any data set, whether your private data or freely available public sources.
UMapper is the first application of its kind; it is a visual, universal, web-based map authoring application. UMapper makes it easier than ever to create embeddable maps for Adobe Flash™ and distribute them through a website, blog, or social network. UMapper’s visual map editor enables users of any skill level to add points, draw shapes and add interactive overlays to a map.
6. Click 2 Map
The Click2Map Editor is a powerful Rich Internet Application. Its look and feel are similar to those of a standard desktop application. Click2Map’s ergonomic user interface helps you create maps easily, even if you have no programming knowledge. The Click2Map Editor comes with a library rich of several dozens of markers to which you can add your own images. Click2Map renders map personalization extremely easy!
Scribble Maps is a mapping tool that provides a comfortable platform for drawing and sharing maps. Using this tool, you can easily add custom images, place text and markers, draw shapes, calulcate distance, save a map in PDF format and much more.
8. Map Tiler
MapTiler allows efficient and fast multi-core paralellized rendering of raster geodata (TIFF/GeoTIFF, MrSID, ECW, JPEG2000, Erdas HFA, NOAA BSB/KAP, Ozi Explorer OZF2/OZFx3, JPEG, GIF, PNG and more…) into map tiles suitable for Google Maps API mashups (OpenStreetMap, Microsoft Bing, MapQuest, MapBox, Google Earth; MBTiles format is supported), native mobile applications (iPhone/iPad/Android) with Apple MapKit, RouteMe or OSMDroid. It automatically produces large seamless maps from several input files (MapTiler Pro) and directly optimizes the produced tiles for minimal filesize which allows extremely fast distribution of maps from any ordinary webserver or from a cloud CDN (Rackspace Cloud Files, Apache, PHP, Linux, DropBox, Google Drive, Amazon S3/CloudFront, Google Cloud Storage).
Kartograph is a new framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It was created with the needs of designers and data journalists in mind. The core concept of Kartograph is to separate the mapping process in the map generation and map rendering part. The client-side library kartograph.js renders pre-generated maps stored in SVG files.
ZeeMaps lets you design and publish your interactive maps without having to sign up. By using ZeeMaps, you can place customizable markers and highlight countries, states and cities too. You can add video, audio or sound clips along with the markers. In addition to that, you can add customizable search fields for your map as well.
11. Heatmap Tool
HeatmapTool.com is the best online service for creating spectacular and accurate representations of your data. A heat map allows you to quickly visualize spatial data using a range of colors, and when combined with the power of the Google Maps API, visualizing location information has never been easier.
With GmapGIS you can easily draw lines, shapes, add labels, add markers and measure the distance on maps without using a Google account. Once you are done drawing and labeling a map, a link is automatically generated for your map which you can share with others. With GmapGIS, you can choose to save the map in a KML format or view it in Google Earth.
TargetMap is the easiest way to create and share customized data maps on line. It allows everyone (from individuals to large organizations) to represent their data on maps of any country in the world and to share their knowledge with the whole Internet Community as part of the bargain.
It’s the fastest way to create Google Maps from your data. It accepts addresses, intersections, cities, states, and postal codes. We do the hard work of figuring out where all your data lives in the real world.