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Summary

quickMap© allows development professionals to quickly and easily make maps of the areas they work in. Maps can be produced in variety of formats from jpeg for direct inclusion into reports to google Earth for further analysis. A variety of environmental, geographical and soil data can be included on the map alongside your own data.

Getting Started

Probably the best way to get started is to simply step in and try. Select the country and area you want to map and then enter a title for your map. For your first map it may be best to leave the other options until you have some more experience of how each effects the size and type of map you will produce. Once you have a title select the format you want and for your first map we would suggest jpeg. And remember, while you are producing your map and making choices along the way information regarding these is provided in the information panel.

Column Title

If you are going to plot your own data onto your map the column title would be the heading for this data. If you are not going to plot data you could still enter a description here as a title for your map (example).

Environment

Environment data you can include on your map can be precipitation, temperature and humidity. For jpeg and pdf formats this data is plotted in tabular form as an average for the area you are mapping. For jpeg format if you want to maximize the size and clarity of your map you may wish to exclude some or all environmental data in order to provide more room (example).

Geography

Unlike environment data, which is plotted only as a table in jpeg and pdf format, geography data can be included as a layer on your map. A layer is a 'blanket' of information that covers your map and so for altitude this would appear over your data as a series of tiles (example). Layers provide a better presentation of information but printable formats such as pdf and jpeg can only have one layer.

Soil

Like geography, soil data can be included as a layer on your map. This 'blanket' of information that 'tiles' your map provides clearer information but for printable formats such as pdf and jpeg you can only select one layer (example). Layers provide a better presentation of information but printable formats such as pdf and jpeg can only have one layer.

Map Layer

Map layers apply to geography and soil data. For printable formats such as pdf and jpeg you can only select one to be included on your map. Choose the layer of most interest to you. All other geographical selected will be summarized (example). For formats such as google Earth and excel all information is provided in full form.

Style

Map fill and border applies to pdf and jpeg formats only. Map fill will color your map in depending on the values you enter for each area and tends to make a map clearer to read.

Format

If you want to include your map in a report or document choose jpeg, pdf provides a full summary of all data in a single printable document as does google Earth which will require the user to have google Earth installed.

District Level

You can make a map at district level or the level below this which we call community. The default is District and at this level to include a district on your map click on the green arrow button alongside the district's name (example).

Community Level

To make a map of the communities in a single district select the district you want and then check the communities checkbox. A list of the district's communities will appear and in order to select one, some or all of these click on the green button next to each that you want (example).

Request a Country

If you cannot find the country you want to map send us a request through our contact form.

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