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Mapping Toolbox

Analyze and visualize geographic information

Mapping Toolbox™ provides algorithms and functions for transforming geographic data and creating map displays. You can visualize your data in a geographic context, build map displays from more than 60 map projections, and transform data from a variety of sources into a consistent geographic coordinate system.

Mapping Toolbox supports a complete workflow for managing geographic data. You can import vector and raster data from a wide range of file formats and web map servers. The toolbox lets you process and customize data using trimming, interpolation, resampling, coordinate transformations, and other techniques. Data can be combined with base map layers from multiple sources in a single map display. You can export data in file formats such as shapefile, GeoTIFF, and KML.

Get Started

Learn the basics of Mapping Toolbox

File Import and Export

Support for shapefile, KML, GeoTIFF, VMAP0, and other common data files

Web Maps

Retrieve map data from Web Map Service (WMS) servers and view web maps in an interactive window

Map Display

2-D and 3-D map display, customization, and interaction

Data Analysis

Data subsetting, trimming, intersecting, and spatial resolution adjustment

Geometric Geodesy

2-D and 3-D coordinate systems; distances, areas, and curves on the Earth

Coordinate Reference Systems

Representing coordinate reference systems, projecting and unprojecting coordinates, analyzing distortion