Using DMAP with Recorder 2000/2002/6
Recorder has an in-built mapping module named MapServer. This can be used for simple distribution mapping but it lacks several features which are important in more advanced distribution mapping and in the publication of distribution maps and atlases. DMAP can be used for distribution mapping instead of MapServer, and it adds the following features:
DMAP can be used very easily with Recorder via the DMAP Extractor Addin.
- Distribution Mapping, including Quantity Mapping.
- Multispecies Mapping.
- Frequency Mapping.
- Coincidence Mapping (for Biodiversity Maps).
- Flexible control of the style of maps.
- Publication quality printed maps.
- Export of map images in publication quality formats accepted by Wordprocessor software, DTP software, and commercial printing companies.
- Export of map images in GIF format for displaying on Websites.
- Transfer of map images to any Windows software by Edit|Copy|Paste operations.
- Distribution data for all species in the database can be exported to DMAP in one operation.
- Recorder DMAP export
- The recommended approach is to use the DMAP Extractor Addin available for download via the following link:
Recorder 6 Addins.
The downloaded zip file contains the Addin and full instructions for generating distribution data files for DMAP from this Recorder 6 Addin.
For further information about DMAP or Recorder, visit:
To order the DMAP software:
Services and Support for DMAP users:
The following services are offered to users of DMAP with Recorder:
- Conversion of maps from AutoCAD (DXF), ARC/INFO (E00) or MapInfo (MIF) format to DMAP (BDY) format.
- Conversion of maps from DMAP (BDY) format to AutoCAD (DXF) format for use with MapServer.
For enquiries about these services, or for support in using DMAP, Contact Alan Morton.