Axis Maps recently released indieprojector, a new component to indiemapper, their in-development mapping project to “bring traditional cartography into the 21st century.” Indieprojector lets you import KML and shapefiles and easily reproject your data into a selection of popular map projections. No longer do you have to live within the bounds of a map that makes Greenland look the same size as Africa.
Indieprojector was built by Axis Maps as the smarter, easier, more elegant way to reproject geographical data. It’s platform independent, location independent and huge-software-budget independent. Indiemapper closes the gap between data and map by taking a visual approach to projections. See your data. Make your map. For the first time ever, it’s just that simple.
Not only can you map your data; more importantly, you can also export your map in SVG format, which you can in turn edit in Adobe Illustrator or some other tool.
For those who frequently deal with geographical data and want something simpler than the big GIS packages, Axis Maps’ indiemapper is a project to keep an eye on.