Golden Software


4.5 / 5
3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Ideal for individuals in the geoscience realm.

Average Ratings

3 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Includes free updates and free technical support
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Golden Software
  • Founded 1983
  • United States

About MapViewer

MapViewer is an affordable mapping and spatial analysis tool that allows you to easily produce publication-quality thematic maps. Precisely display your data distribution with the most intuitive functions and features. Your data is unique and you need the best mapping software for the job!

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MapViewer Features

  • 3D Imagery
  • Census Data Integration
  • Color Coding
  • Geocoding
  • Image Exporting
  • Image Management
  • Internet Mapping
  • Interoperability
  • Labeling
  • Map Creation
  • Map Sharing
  • Spatial Analysis

MapViewer Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Mapviewer my favorite mapping tool

Feb 09, 2017

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not

Pros: easy of use, rich-feature set

Cons: no really con, just a suggestion for adding SQLite and POSTGis Formats

Overall: As a geographer and longtime Mapviewer (since version 2) I like Mapviewers rich featureset, but the best feature is, that Mapviewer is extremely easy to use. The latest version 8 has a ribbon-based user-interface. I must confess, that it took me some time to adopt the new GUI after using the traditional interface for years, but now I would not like to go back. The new GUI makes producing maps even more streamlined.

With Mapviewer you can produce 16 different maptypes:









Line Graph








You can also download maps from online webmapping-services (WMS).

Of course you can add and modifiy map-titles, scalebar, legend, inlet-maps etc. One of my personal highlights are the drawing-features: You can easily add arrows, rectangles and so: No need to use an extra drawing-program like its necessary with many other mapping-software.

Mapviewer supports a lot of different import and export-formats, e.g. Shapefile to name just the most common industry-standard. On my personal wishlist are SQLite and POSTGIS, which currently are not supported. Of course you can export production-quality-maps in various formats.

You can also digitize and edit new features with Mapviewer e.g. create new polygons, line, points , break apart polygons and lines, union polygons etc. There are various projections and datums available. Mapviewer also offers GIS-functionality: you can create buffers and query boundaries even on different layers that meet specific criteria.

Can't really go wrong

Mar 11, 2019

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not

Pros: It is a good step away from ArcGIS such that anybody could fiddle around with it and grasp its use and functionality. It does have geoprocessing tools for further complicated spatial analysis, which quite frankly can be employed in any industry. It is somewhat traditional which leads me to believe that is produces "simple" outputs for most to be able to read an understand. I like that MapViewer makes it easy to distribute final map outputs.

Cons: THE COST! It is a lot for this software, and given its hefty fee, I think I would consider investing my money into ArcGIS. This would not be a go to software for those people or companies wanting to make a simple map, especially when there is free software that can do the same task at no cost. T do not believe that there is something that really makes me Wow for this software - it simply does what it needs to.

Overall: Simple user interface that most people, who are familiar with computers, could navigate to produce some nice looking, clean maps.

Great Product For Anyone In Sales

Jun 01, 2018

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how accurate the product is when guessing and searching for their email address. Using Zoom Info, it's a little easier to use but the accuracy is not there as far as getting the correct information. Sales Navigator is extremely accurate.

Cons: I don't love that you have to manually type in the persons email to confirm it is correct. While Zoom Info was down, I strictly used Sales Navigator to find out whether the persons information was correct. Like I mentioned before, it's extremely accurate but very time consuming.