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What is Mappetizer?

Mappetizer for ArcGIS are programs to export your GIS data and maps into a SVG application. You can then use this application to publish them on the Web (With Firefox 67 or older you can use this application on your local machine or give them away on CD-ROM or DVD). Web maps you build with Mappetizer can be distributed royalty-free. This saves money and enables you to reach a broader audience.

To display the results, you do not need any additional software on your Web server.

The result of an export is simply a folder with several XML, SVG, Javascript and HTML files, which can be stored anywhere. Please download this zip-file to see an example export: Example of a Mappetizer export.

With its wide field of application, the large amount of features and the easy use of the exported Web map project, you are able to present your GIS data easy, appealing and innovative to a large target group. You don't have to have any knowledge in SVG or web server technology.
With only a few steps your web mapping application is ready to go!

You do not need any skills in programming or web server technology.

Area of application

There are many fields of use, environment, tourism, education, forestry and agriculture, defense, health, public services, real estate:

Mappetizer for ArcGIS

Mappetizer for ArcGIS is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop by ESRI.

Mappetizer for ArcGIS

The main goal of Mappetizer is to translate your ArcMap project "as it is" into an interactive Web mapping project. This includes properties of the data frame itself (e.g. map and display units, drawing order of layers) as well as the layers with their rendering types, symbols and layer properties (map tips, hyperlinks, scale ranges for layer visibility, WMS-Services etc.). So you are able to do most of the settings within the GIS software (where you are familiar with it) and finally export your project at the push of a button. The Web mapping project is available out of the box, no explicit SVG or other web programming knowledge is necessary. Inside the Mappetizer wizard, you only define the final web layout and the GIS functionalities you want included in the Web mapping project.

[ArcGIS is a registered trademark of ESRI Inc.]

The SVG Export Format

SVG-LogoScalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a XML-based file format for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, both static and dynamic (interactive or animated). The SVG specification is an open standard that has been under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999. The SVG standard is a W3C Recommendation. All major browsers like Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome provide native SVG support. Internet Explorer requires a free plugin to render SVG content.
SVG enables developers and designers to create dynamically and on the client side high-quality graphics.

Mappetizer web maps are supported within all modern browsers. This means the user doesn't have to install any plug-in to view your maps!

Mappetizer supports vector based object data and image data. While image data will be displayed as usual as GIF, JPEG or PNG files, the vector data and all text objects will be converted into the SVG format. SVG graphics have the advantage to be infinitely zoomable without loosing cartographic quality. Beside this, the file size is quite smaller and loads much faster in a Web browser. Since 2003 Mappetizer uses technologies for displaying data which are actually known as AJAX.
WMS services are supported as well, the request type is - as usual - GetMap, which returns a map image.
Also ArcGIS Online Services and Bing Maps are supported.

Mappetizer also supports attribute data and graphs. The data can be displayed in different ways: with mouse-over effects, identifying features on the map and even as the whole attribute table. Like in ArcView/ArcGIS, there exists a link between the attribute and the geometry, so flashing of individual features is possible. The data will be stored as XML files or in a database.

The different SVG files of your Web map project (e.g. map, legend, overview) are embeded in an HTML file. Mappetizer uses stylesheets to describe the presentation of your Web page. So it is easy for you to change the layout after you have exported your ArcMap project.

You will find more informations about SVG on SVG WIKI.

Functionality Matrix

Mappetizer for ArcGIS has the following functionalities:

for ArcGIS
Supported layer formats
Geodatabase (File, Personal, SDE) x
Shapefile x
Coverage x
Standalone tables x
Raster x
WMS Server x
OpenStreetMap x
BingMap x
ArcGIS Online * x
Export formats as HTML5
Vector x
Label, Annotation x
Raster x
Attribute data x
Graphics x
Legend x
Overview x
Scale bar x
Measure Tool x
Coordinate read-out x
Data graphs x
Scale range of layers x
Definition query x
Group layer x
ArcMap Symbology Types x
Scale range of map x
Extent settings x
Clip to shape x
Map Tips x
Hyperlinks x
Spatial bookmarks x
Identify x
Fast select and zoom x
Attribute table x
Query builder x
Attibute values as graphs x
Joins and Relates x/x
Load and Save Project Settings x
Predefined templates x
Prevent scaling of lines and markers x
Tiling raster x
Tiling vector (point, line, polygon) x
Address search functionality x

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Mappetizer at a Glance

Vector based maps with high quality

Mappetizer supports up to date graphic formats like SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). These are vector formats, which allows you to create professional-quality maps, far beyond the usual raster maps.

Interactive web maps with many features

Mappetizer enables you to create interactive web mapping projects with many features and many fields of application.

No plug-in

SVG is supported natively within all browsers, so the user do not have to install any plug-in.

No additional software on the web server needed

Easy to use, fast results

An easy understandable wizard leads you through the publishing process. You do not need any knowledge of programming or web server technology.