The easy way to cartography

Grid maps are map projections: Projections of the Earth sphere onto a plane (map).

The program GridMaps draws grid maps of great diversity concerning type and form. Thereby a collection of map projections is offered which is based upon systematics that have been created by cartographers throughout the centuries.

In the related Help project (eBook to GridMaps) you can learn a lot of interesting things about Cartography (tasks, definitions, systematics, historics, etc.). For the interested laymen there is the possibility to be engaged in the mathematical fundamentals.

At the present website you get some pithy informations about the program GridMaps.

All map projections presented on these websites about cartography  NETS on net  are created with this program.

If you are interested in GridMaps you have the opportunity to order the full-version of the program. However you should become acquainted with a demo-version (freeware) first.



The Program GridMaps

Range of functions


Version:  6.02

The update of this version offers

For more information about the program history, see News .



System Requirements

Operating System:  Linux, Mac, Solaris, Windows, etc .
Runtime Environment:  The program runs only with JAVA. You get the latest version at .
Memory Requirement:  ca. 35 MB

There are no guaranties unfortunately.

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You are able to turn your demo-version of GridMaps into a full-version (with all projections, all continents, all functions, etc.). To do so you have to use a password.

You will get the password for the program at one computer after making a contribution to the costs to the amount of 25 EUROs (10 EUROs in case of a collective order from 20 copies onward).

Upon the receipt of your payment the password(s) will immediately be sent via e-mail. Please name your e-mail address on the order form.

There are no guaranties unfortunately.