Nowadays, everyone can take full advantage of the advanced technology and create a professionally looking Flash map in a matter of minutes using interactive map software. Here are the Frequently Asked Questions of iMapBuilder- an all-in-one software that is easy to use and requires no coding or flash knowledge for making clickable interactive maps. Suitable for non-technical users, as well as users who know Flash but just need to create an interactive Flash map quickly.
Does iMapBuilder have free trial version?
Yes. To help you evaluate Flash map software for new purchase, you can download the trial version from http://www.imapbuilder.com/download.php
How is the trial version different from the registered one?
The trial version offers almost every feature and function of the product for you to test-drive. The only difference is the presence of 'Demo-only' button and watermark on top of the map, as well as the limitation on the number of points and lines added to the map.
Is there any time limit of the trial period?
There is no time limit of the trial period.
The free trial only allows me to insert 3 placemarks only, is it the same for registered copy?
Only free trial version and starter pack prevent you from adding more than 3 points. There won't be any limitation on the number of points and lines in other versions, and you can feel free to add unlimited number of points/lines to locate a position, pinpoint a place of interest, or indicate the flight routes.
I don't have any Flash editing knowledge, is it necessary for me to create a Flash interactive map?
is designed for non technical users, no matter how novice they are
in the field of Flash design and editing. With the extremely easy-to-use
interface, anyone can create a Flash map, customize every detail
of you map such as sizes, regional colors, text, infobox images
or even disable features that you don't need.
many maps are included in iMapBuilder online mapping tool?
iMapBuilder comes with over 110 map templates, including world with continents, world with countries, US, US counties, Australia, Europe, UK, Asia, China, etc. We expect to add more maps over time to meet the growing demand of customers.
I recognize that all your map templates are either country or state level, but I need a detailed and accurate street level map of US to locate our retail shops and accessible public transportation. Is it possible to do that?
Certainly yes. You can capture a map image from Google in JPG, GIF or PNG format, and then import it into iMapBuilder. You can add some clickable points, lines, infoboxes showing more information as interactive maps can engage visitors by allowing them to discover and choose what they want to see.
Apart from street level map, you can also import custom images of floor plan, diagram, or any other geographical maps that are not included in iMapBuilder.
I would like to create a store directory map for the shopping mall I work for. How can I draw some map regions in irregular shapes and specify them in different colors?
You can make use of polygonal, rectangular and circular shapes to draw and highlight stores in a shopping mall and popup slides to display additional information.
My client wanna have some map markers that are related to the
information we try to convey, for example a P logo showing parking
facilities, a pen, a car, or anything he wants to display. Any ideas
of how to do that?
iMapBuilder is an easy-to-use utility for managing icon collections. Apart from using the default icons, you can import your own stylish icons from your photos and images in , and set the display size according to your preferences.
Is iMapBuilder digital map tool designed for Windows? Do you offer map design solution to Mac users?
Windows version is compatible with Windows only. We have developed
browser-based version so
that Mac or Linux users can be able to develop maps right from the
browser without installation of the program.
How can I navigate my map?
You can navigate the map by clicking arrows on the side of the map, an enlarged view of a particular area is displayed when using zoom feature.
I want to display a national park tour with photos and
description on my website to attract visitors, can this interactive
map software do what I need?
Yes, you can present a tour using pop up slides. Mousing over an item or point displays a photograph and more detailed information, which is a wonderful addition to our website.
I want to create a map chart (heat map) showing Swine Flu
outbreaks throughout the world, does the software have heat map
Yes, the digital map program features a heat map function for users to easily present geographical data in numerical values using colors, it is the best option to visualize the location-based data by highlighting trends and distributions across a geographic area.
How can I put my map on website?
The first step involves publishing and uploading the the map to
your server, followed by pasting the embed code generated by the
software to your website and get the interactive map displayed.
I used various colors for 7 continents in World map. My question is, can I make a little box at the right hand corner indicating what the colors represent?
Of course yes. The Flash map software features a map legend listing the colors/lines used on the map and helps users understand the meaning of what the map represents.
Can my Flash map be indexed by Google?
Yes, Google can index Flash content, and you can also put meta keywords, descriptions related to the map for search engine optimization.
I have built Can I include a clickable link to the main site in the map?
Yes, markers or custom map regions can be set to link to each location's own website when a visitor clicks on them.
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