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Mapping Challenge: Use Golden Software's Mapping Software to Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

I ran across a recent mapping challenge while perusing reddit.com's GIS community, and I wanted to extend the challenge to Golden Software users! This challenge asks users to submit a map that would help someone survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. The challenger also requests steps used to create the map. The challenge is presented as a fun way to help others learn mapping software.

Golden Software documentation writer Zach whipped up a submission today. His map was created using a combination of MapViewer 8 and the eagerly anticipated Surfer 13! Zach's map uses real city population density data from the Colorado Front Range presented as a proportionally-sized post layer, his own calculated zombie population data displayed as an image layer, a base layer downloaded from an online server, and a contour layer created from manipulated data from a grid downloaded from an online server (a new Surfer 13 feature). Stay tuned for future blog post detailing how to recreate this map!

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MapViewer 8 New Feature Series: Legend Properties

This week concludes the MapViewer 8 new feature series. Today, we'll take a look at all the options to display the legend exactly as you want it! In MapViewer 8's thematic mqapping software, you can make all the necessary edits from one convenient location--the Property Manager!

To add a legend to the map, select the map and click the Map | Add | Legend command. Below, you can see the default legend added to a hatch map displaying population in Europe for 2014.

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