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Magic Maps
Magic Maps
Magic Maps free download for Mac

Magic Maps

Version 2.3.2

Turn spreadsheets into interactive data maps.

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Magic Maps overview

Magic Maps 2 is a tool for creating beautiful, informative maps. It includes a rich feature set and is much easier to use than high-end GIS packages. Here are some things you might do with Magic Maps:

  • Color states or countries using data from a CSV file
  • Create a custom map of sales territories
  • Export a movie file showing how data have changed over time
  • Mash up Shapefiles, GeoTIFF files, and custom points into a single map document
  • Convert ArcGIS Shapefiles to KML

Maps created with Magic Maps have a signature, high-quality look because the program is built from the ground up using Apple's Core Graphics technology. Map layers can be managed similar to layers in Photoshop: simply drag to rearrange, check a box to add a drop shadow, use the slider to change opacity. Choose custom colors, point shapes, and line widths to create the look you want.

Magic Maps lets you choose and customize the map projection. Show the whole world with a Winkel Tripel projection, or reduce distortion with an equal area or conformal projection. If you want to create crisp-looking maps without the fuss of traditional GIS, or if you have a lot of geographic data you'd like to explore visually, Magic Maps is the tool for you.

Core features
  • Layer-based map presentation
  • Multiple data fields per layer
  • Timelines of data totals and averages
  • Click an entity to see its associated data
  • Select multiple entities with a selection box
  • "Top 100" list for any data field
  • Click "Play" to watch any map evolve over time
  • Multi-touch zooming and panning
Flexible data import
  • Import data from CSV, KML, or Shapefiles
  • Copy-paste data directly from a spreadsheet
  • Support for UTF-8, Unicode, Latin-1, and Windows text encodings
Versatile map export
  • For print or presentations: Export vectorized PDF
  • For the web: Export PNG or SVG
  • For spreadsheets: Export CSV data
  • For YouTube: Export QuickTime movies
  • For Google Earth: Export KML
Add custom points
  • Point-and-click to add a point
  • Manually enter decimal degrees or Degrees-Minutes-Seconds
  • Geocoding of worldwide addresses and place names
  • Batch CSV import
Add custom layers
  • Import KML
  • Import ESRI Shapefiles
  • Import GeoTIFF
  • Link data to custom layers
Fully customizable appearance
  • Use the Paint tool to color a simple map
  • Choose colors to represent text categories or numeric ranges
  • Move labels by clicking and dragging
  • Leading lines connect labels to their source
  • Customize any fonts, colors, and sizes
  • Choose one of six shapes to represent points
  • Choose solid lines or one of four dash patterns
  • Optional drop shadows on shapes
  • Adjustable movie playback speed
Built-in math functions
  • Compute year-over-year change
  • Sum multiple variables together
  • Divide one variable by another
  • Scale by powers of 10
  • Compute rolling average
  • Compute weighted average
  • Interpolate missing years
Professional map projections
  • Albers Equal Area
  • Lambert Conformal Conic
  • Mercator
  • Plate Carée
  • Winkel Tripel
  • Customize central meridian and standard parallels
Basic GIS functionality
  • Count points within an area
  • Aggregate point data within an area
  • Draw a radius of a specified distance around points
  • Compute distance to nearest point on another layer
  • Perform simple queries using Smart Layers
  • Area and length computations
Built-in geographic templates
  • Countries of the world
  • U.S. states, counties, metro areas
  • Canadian provinces, Mexican states, and a combined North America template
  • Australian states and territories
  • Link data against FIPS codes or state/country name
What's new in Magic Maps 2
  • Popover text fields for defining custom data ranges
  • Include map legend on exported images
  • Export QuickTime movies as high-def 1080p
  • Higher-res physical earth template
  • New "Earth at Night" template

What’s new in version 2.3.2

Updated on Dec 17 2020

Version 2.3.2:
  • Improve support for Shapefiles having a Transverse Mercator projection
  • Improve the appearance of the Map Template Chooser





66.9 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8 or later
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Jan 9 2012
Jan 9 2012
Version: 1.3.0
Downloaded the trial version, but unable to load any CSV data into application. Tried to import data in several formats, including text-delimited and tab-delimited, but all formats (including CSV) returned the error message of no data to import despite 3000+ data points in the data file. Deleted after 2 minutes. Not going to bother/waste time on app that doesn't work. Thanks for trial version, glad I could see that it doesn't work for me without spending $20!
Jan 9 2012
Jan 9 2012
Version: 1.3.0
Does it work for the rest of the world, or just the USA? I have lots of data for my part of the world [Australia] and so often, mapping software tends to ignore the rest of the non-USA world, as if only the USA matters [not!]
Jan 8 2012
Jan 8 2012
Version: 1.3.0
I really like this software. It is capable of doing much more than I use it for, but I like the way it's put together and I really like the friendly, helpful responses from the developer.
Apr 4 2011
Apr 4 2011
Version: 1.0.0
Maybe interesting, but there are no demo version and you are forcing us to purchase via APpStore. Ok, but if I don't like the software for any reason, not efficient enough for my needs, not this not that, I will have to leave 20 bucks anyway ...... It is alway possible to negociate refound with a developer, but via the Apple APpStore it is very difficult!