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Anyone help me with mapping software suggestions?

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011, at 5:52 PM

I am trying to create an interactive map. I prefer it to be computer based but could be cloud as long as it can be secure.

Major companies exhibit the attributes in their websites but getting to their IT department will be challenging.

Primarily I need North America but World capabilities would be good too.

I want to be able to place a marker on a city that says I have X number of accounts in the area, then with a mouse-over shows categories, and then another break-out box that opens to show name address and phone number.

Might someone on this blog be able to point me in the right direction? I would prefer off the shelf so I am not dependent on a unique program that has been developed and is only supported by one person. It would not have the documentation and support for which I am looking.

Any thoughts?


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Steve,

Here is one you might be interested in. It lets you add a lot of stuff. You have to register before it reveal the cost but appears that it may be expensive.

http://blog.topo.ly/

There are several mapping program software but you would have to check them out.

Other than that you would have to know how to do a lot of programing.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, May 17, 2011, at 5:02 PM

You might check out Precision Mapping at www.undertowsoftware.com. I think that they have mapping programs that let one annotated maps. I bought a version sometime back; I think that it was about $ 40.

-- Posted by Tyger on Tue, May 17, 2011, at 9:10 PM

Thanks folks. I am off to explore.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, May 17, 2011, at 9:12 PM

Thanks again for your help. I am in conversations with a company about what I am looking for and we will see where it goes. Nothing seemed to be "off the shelf" so I may need to mortgage the Trump Towers. Hope Donald will approve.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 19, 2011, at 7:53 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.