smooth scaling - QuakeMap allows you to change Camera altitude smoothly, you
are not limited to a fixed set of scales. You can always see where you are,
there will be no blank screen situations. Scale is clearly displayed at all
times. QuakeMap zooms from world map into almost a 1ft/pixel scale - 3 times
closer than most other programs.
simple click navigating - QuakeMap can zoom into selected rectangle ("drag and
click"). You can recenter the map by double-clicking or single-clicking on the
corner arrows. No hassle of selecting tools and remembering what your clicks
mean at this time.
QuakeMap has a single view, and it switches all maps (topo, aerial, relief) in
place. No need to click on the tabs and to center each map separately.
in QuakeMap you can easily invoke street map information: ctrl/click into the
map - and browser with Google Map pops up centered at that point.
QuakeMap displays color imagery where Terraserver-USA supplies it (i.e. around
Printed maps, routes, tracks:
you can take QuakeMap's printed maps on your trip (it looks like
this). In the field you will easily refer any point on the print to
it's exact coordinates, using a simple ruler, thanks to the printed coordinate
grid. No need to turn on your GPS, indeed :-)
This is how route
printout looks like (use Waypoints Manager "Print" button).
QuakeMap preloads Terraserver tiles and operates when disconnected from the
Internet. Area preload and load-along-the-route are your options for different
situations. You can even make CDs with tiles and change them as needed on your
When connected to a GPS (serial connection preferred), QuakeMap shows your
current position on the map and saves the track.
Save map as Web Page - with clickable objects
QuakeMap allows you to generate web pages from the picture you see on the
screen. You can copy generated files to you web site for your friends to see
the map in a browser.
Here are some examples. Note that photo thumbnails and waypoint/earthquake
labels are clickable:
For more information
Street map is one click away
Right-click on any point on the map and choose "Street Map" to see Google map
in the browser. You need to be online.
Playing nice with Google Earth
Right-click on any point on the map and choose "Street Map" to launch
Google Earth (installed separately) centered at that point. Right-clicking
on a track point gives you an option to see whole track in Google Earth in beautiful 3D -
like shown in this screenshot:
You can also save a .KMZ file with your track and embedded photos - take a look at this
The flight path from the screenshot above is
You can also view waypoints, geocaches and earthquakes from the selected area
(left click and drag the mouse, and then right-click inside the rubber rectangle):
Tracks and trackpoints:
loading track - QuakeMap zooms into track right after downloading. You can
instantly see the whole track and then zoom in as needed.
QuakeMap shows trackpoint information in popups, so just hovering the mouse
over a track gives you all data you need, right on the map. No need to switch
tabs and set active points.
QuakeMap shows "odometer" reading from the beginning of the track, not just
distances between track points.
QuakeMap shows direction of the track with arrows.
Color-coding of track legs by speed or elevation, valuable for mountain
biking and vehicle tracking:
Support for Zip (WinZip) format:
QuakeMap opens .gpx, .loc and .jpg files packed into .zip archives.
Got Digital Camera? Look into Photos-on-Tracks:
QuakeMap relates JPEG photos to GPS tracks on the fly, using the timestamps
that your camera puts into every JPEG image.
This is how it looks:
QuakeMap places JPEG images with embedded EXIF coordinates on the map.
QuakeMap lets you edit JPEG images, overlaying them with visible labels and
embedding EXIF coordinate tags.
For more information click here.
Want to download your aerial/topo maps to Palm or PocketPC PDA?
QuakeMap feeds TerraServer tiles to MapAdvisor PDA software.
For more information click here.
Annotated trackpoints and waypoints:
Waypoints and trackpoints editing is easy - just right-click on them on the map
and select "Edit..."
you can create annotated collection of your trips - make some trackpoints
clickable, commented, related to your photo collection.
Here is how a trip to DeathValley looks like (get zipped .gpx file
Clickable Track Elevation Graph:
Waypoints Manager shows elevation (yellow) and speed (blue) of your GPS track.
Displaying custom maps in GeoTIFF format:
This is the way to overlay regular maps, waypoints, routes, tracks and vehicles
on custom maps.
Just drop a GeoTIFF file on QuakeMap window. QuakeMap will position the GeoTIFF
image on the map.
See a collection of GeoTIFF maps for California
QuakeMap shows a fleet of moving vehicles on the map (with a little bit of
programming through API), allows you to call any program with current
coordinates, prepares collections of preloaded tiles... If you want specific
feature - contact us and see what we can do!
Click here -
download free copy of QuakeMap
get a sample zipped .gpx file here
or photos-on-tracks sample file here
(no need to unzip, just drop the file on QuakeMap window)