What is iMapBuilder - Interactive Map Software?
iMapBuilder interactive maps software is an user-friendly, interactive image map making software. iMapBuilder has a desktop version for MS-Windows, and a web-app version which runs in browsers on Windows, Mac OS and Linunx
iMapBuilder comes with a built-in world map templates gallery. You can also import your own photo/images. This enables easy creation of interactive image maps for a wide variety of applications. For example, a real-estate map, a branch office locator, or a network diagram. Map creation and editing is easy using iMapBuilder, no any programming skills or additional flash editing software is required.
What maps does iMapBuilder interactive map software support?
In current version, iMapbuilder includes the following maps:
- Interactive World Map (7 Continents)
- Interactive US Map, US County Maps
- Interactive Canda Map, North America, Caribbean
- Interactive Europe Map, Africa, Middle East, Asia
- Interactive UK Map, Interactive France Map, Interactive German Map
- Global Map - Countries of the World
>> View all available maps
(Italy, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, China, etc)
You can also import your own map image in JPG/PNG format, to create an interactive map easily.
For flash maps source code in Adobe Flash editable format, please visit our flash maps gallery. You might also like to checkout some custom flash map we have developed which are used for real estate websites, travel agencies, and as branch offices locators.
How to create map with flash using iMapbuilder? Do I need any programming knowledge?
One of the greatest advantages of iMapBuilder is that you don't need to have any
technical knowledge what so ever. You will be able create your customized Flash maps in a matter of few clicks.
No programming or Actionscript knowledge is required. Simply use the iMapBuilder map wizard to select a flash map template, edit the map using few mouse clicks, and you will have a interactive map ready to use with your color settings, text, and links.
It is as easy as using your word processor software programs.
Who should use iMapBuilder software?
iMapBuilder is designed for both amateur and professional web designers.
No programming knowlege is required. At this moment
iMapBuilder desktop version is only available on Windows platform.
If you are a Mac or Linux user, you can consider our
XML Flash Map
templates, or iMapBuilder Online - Web App version
For professional users who have the needed technical knowledge:
all iMapBuilder flash map use standard XML file to store interactive map settings.
PHP and MYSQL can be used to change the map settings via XML dynamically. Please contact us
to discuss further customization options.
Can I import my own map image to make an interactive map, instead of using your map templates?
Yes you can import any GIF, JPG or PNG images, and use iMapBuilder to convert it into an interactive map
by adding clickable dots, lines, popup information boxes. Please refer our user guide about Import a custom map image.
By using custom image feature, you can convert any static images into an interactive object.
The options are unlimited - you can create custom interactive street maps, branch office maps, calendar in a matter
of few clicks using our map template or your own images. Click here to see samples of custom interactve map created using
different type of images.
How is Flash different from HTML? Why should I make a map with flash?
Image maps only supports simple click and redirect functions, Flash allows you to be more creative and add more interactive functions to maps on website. Using Flash enables you to add zoomable areas with animation effects, clickable regions, popup messages and dynamic objects to the interactive map.
Do I need to purchase Adobe Flash in order to use iMapBuilder templates?
iMapBuilder map templates can be edited without coding. So if you do not already have Adobe Flash package, you can still edit Flash maps using the iMapBuilder software.
Do I need any other software to use iMapBuilder?
If you are able to view the maps on this website, then you already have all the software you need to use
iMapBuilder for creating interactive maps. For your visitors, they can view and use your
interactive map as long as their browser has Adobe Flash Player plug-in,
which is pre-installed in 98%+ of browsers today.
How do I get Flash player if I don't have one?
For Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users, it will prompts you automatically to install Adobe Flash Player. Simply follow the on-screen instructions for installation.
If you are using other browsers, you can get one from Adobe's website.
How do I know if I have installed Adobe Flash Player?
You can check with your Flash player versions by following this link:
Does iMapBuilder support the Mac/Linux OS?
The iMapBuilder is Windows software only. However, the published
files are readable in any browsers from Windows, Mac OS or Linux
which supports the latest Adobe Flash player.
For the Mac/Linux OS user, you can consider our XML Flash map products
This map can easily be edited using any text editor - it allows
the users to set the color, link, active or deactivate a state by
changing the setting in the XML file.
I am a Mac user, how can I create an online map using iMapBuilder?
If you are a Mac user, you can consider our XML Flash Map templates
iMapBuilder has also launched an online map version for Mac users
to create the maps via the browsers without installation of software.
For details, please visit http://www.imapbuilder.com/interactive-map-online/
What are the differences between IMAPBUILDER and FLASHIMAP?
iMapBuilder is an all-in-1 software solution for building interactive maps. MS-Windows users can use iMapBuilder for Windows (http://www.imapbuilder.com). Mac and LInux users can use iMapBuilder Online (http://www.imapbuilder.net) which can directly work inside browser without any installation required.
FlashiMap at http://www.flashimap.com is for advance Adobe Flash developers who prefer to edit the map directly using Adobe Flash. Flash map source code (.fla) file are available for purchase, and can be edited using Adobe Flash for highest flexibility. FlashiMap also provides XML based flash maps for programmers who prefer to output data directly into XML file.
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