MapCreator 2.0 is a cool free map creation program which gives you the power to create sophisticated maps with images, points of interest and route overlays. You can also add in animations, such as for routes, which makes it useful for frequent travellers and explorers who like to show off and stuff.
The interface is basic and somewhat olde school, and because this is a map ‘generator’ instead of simply a collection of pre-rendered images, you’ll need a powerful computer and to be patient while it creates your required map. That said, the results are worth the wait.
You may say that there’s nothing here that Google Maps doesn’t offer, but the fact is that there are some things that Google doesn’t do well, like allowing you to add images and producing Flash animated maps with things like routes. The software is offered in a free version with watermarks or a Pro version without.
MapCreator combines a cartography programme and a graphics programme. The software is designed to create maps and animated maps of the highest quality, as often required for presentations. For example, maps may be needed for a travel presentation. But also in other cases, where a map is needed, to present the essential information in a professional manner, MapCreator is the right choice.