Change colours and fonts of all map contents – easily in your browser. Add or remove details with a single click of your mouse.
Create maps in your client’s corporate design. Designs can be saved permanently and used later for other maps.
Creating maps with special qualities, such as large format postal codes, municipal boundaries or city districts is also a possibility.
Our maps are available as SVG vector files with layers for Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDraw and Inkscape, as well as JPGs.
Did you know that you can purchase a map for as little as 95 cents?
By using our vouchers, you can purchase smaller maps without a minimum quantity surcharge, independent of the circulation volume and available for both print and online media!
Purchase a voucher and benefit from discounts and a simplified downloading procedure.
Does your client want to change the map section? Simply open the saved map in the 123map Publisher. You can save all of your maps in “My maps” without purchasing them.
Company locations, branch networks, routes for events, bus schedules, travel guides, cycle and hiking path signs, notice boards and real estate exposés – the possible areas of application are as diverse as the wishes of your clients.
Do you need a map for your products? With an individual style and its own character? And all that without a wait time? Here, we show you how.
Create your own map styles. Change the colours of roads, forests, industry zones, bus and railroad lines, parks and hundreds of other layers. Add or remove details. Create your own map project.
Do you want to use a map in Adobe Illustrator that looks like the browser version? Do you want to download a map with lots of details? How do you work with map layers in Illustrator? Are symbols from the map transferred to the symbol library?
Here you can find quick answers to all of these questions.
Do you have a file for a hiking or biking route? Or for a motorcycling route? Or for a marathon course, a parade; a file with many, many POIs to be displayed on a map?
No problem with 123map. Simply import your file as GPX and drag-and-drop it into our application. Everything on this topic is explained here in 5 minutes.
Are bus stops important to your client? No? But perhaps ATMs, museums, theatres or one out of 300 other categories.
Find out here how to easily conjure this information on the map and export it for your graphics programme.
Do you want to use your own corporate design for our maps? That’s no problem with the function for integrating any desired fonts. Simply choose your fonts on your computer and watch them appear on the map.
Change the sizes or add an outline. Save your work as a separate theme and pull it up again at any time.
Choose between German, English or local names for the labels. Be your own cartographer!
Notes on the origin and copyright must be noted on the maps. If the maps are used in a PDF or on a website, additional links must be included. For an exact procedure we provide you here a leaflet with all information for download.
A map purchased via map-machine.de, i.e. licenced, is independent of the circulation volume. You may print 100,000 brochures with it or only 10. The price does not change.
A map purchased via map-machine.de, i.e. licenced, can be used in parallel for various media, e.g. simultaneously in a print publication, as a PDF and on a website. There are no additional costs.
The map data itself must not be resold. However, if you download and edit the map on behalf of one of your clients, the use licence is transferred to your client. As a service provider, you may edit the map for your client, but you do not have any usage rights.
To use a map, each client has to acquire the usage rights. This means that if you create a map for company A and customer B also asks to use it, you will have to license the same map for customer B again via our shop.
The purchase of a single map via our shop is calculated using the following formula: width x height in cm divided by 10.5 equals the net sales price of the map.
To use the software, signing up for a subscription is not necessary. There are no ongoing costs. You are only charged for downloaded maps.
You can purchase a voucher for maps. The higher the amount of the ordered voucher, the higher the respective discount.
You can purchase credit for downloading maps via a voucher. With every purchase, the price of the purchased map is deducted from the credit of the voucher until it is depleted. You will be informed of your existing credit after logging in.
The following example shows how we settle any remaining credit.
Assuming you have a remaining credit of €13.50 and would like to acquire a map worth €59.40, you would have to purchase the map for the net sales price of €45.90, i.e. the price of the map minus your remaining credit.
Alternatively, you can also top up your credit with a new voucher.
123map has been offering the download of maps (pre-press) over the internet since 2004. Gradually, a number of similar supplies have come onto the market. Here, we have drawn a few comparisons to make the decision for 123map easy for you: comparison 01, comparison 02 und comparison 03
The maps are designed to be edited subsequently in vector graphics programmes. Therefore: yes, by all means.
For easy post-editing in vector graphics programmes the maps are delivered with the same layers that you can switch on and off in the application.
To open the SVGZ files in Illustrator, we provide you with a script that creates real Illustrator layers from the groups. You can read in tips and tricks how to execute the script.
All map labels are output as a continuous font, they are neither output as single letters nor converted to paths. This way, everything can be comfortably changed in retrospect with a graphics programme.
We have created a comprehensive application manual for the creation of tour maps using the example of a bicycle tour and paddling book. On 35 pages we explain - richly illustrated - the exact procedures. It is explained how to create an attractive overview map with all tours. But also the creation of a single tour map with GPX track and information POIs is discussed in detail. The examples were created with Affinity Designer, but can easily be transferred to Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. Download free application manual here.
Yes, there is an extensive amount of functions to design your own maps. Describing them all here would go beyond the scope of the FAQ.
map-machine.de offers various learning videos in German, the essential functions are explained there. We recommend that you watch the video about the base functions in its entirety (approx. 10 minutes).
Map pictures that you created using the application can be saved anytime and used again later.
Yes, you can drag-and-drop biking or hiking routes in GPX or JSON format onto the map. They will be displayed on the map automatically.
Yes, you can add and freely position numbered POIs directly in the application.
Yes, the data is saved and can be edited later.
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