powerful geospatial data visualization

Make your geospatial data tell a story. Put actionable insights into the hands of key stakeholders, increasing productivity and enabling better informed decision making

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putting visual communication on the map

Combining a rich graphic toolset with sophisticated geospatial data handling, Canvas X Geo is the precision illustration solution designed to work in tandem with Geographic Information Systems.

X Geo combines the ability to import and interact with more than 40 geospatial file types with the core Canvas X illustration toolset, giving you unparalleled control over geospatial data visualization.

  • Represent, filter, and integrate a wide range of geospatial data formats in a single, powerful application
  • Import and work with documents containing over one million objects in high resolution
  • Drive seamless data collaboration thanks to numerous outputs, including maps, cross-sections, figures and presentations


key features

With a professional illustration toolset and specialist geospatial data handling capabilities, Canvas X Geo gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to visualizing the real world.

real world accuracy

Position objects according to their latitude and longitude coordinates. Display the length and forward azimuth when measuring between two points, as well as the percentage of error. Measure distance in real world coordinates by drawing and selecting a line between two points.

granular graticules

Create grids displaying the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude. Precisely control units of measure, exact decimal levels, longitude and latitude start and edit points and spacing/divisions, latitude degree rotation, horizontal and vertical offsets, and even the label format settings.

make your data pop

Take advantage of detailed fill, stroke, ink, and custom augmentation options for your GIS data visualization. Vary the appearance of map objects according to a selected property or a query to create thematic and choropleth maps.

simplicity and value

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“Canvas X Geo combines precice geographical awareness with excellent interpretative facilities.”

– Canvas X Geo Customer Satisfaction Survey 2019


highly complementary to leading geographic information systems


The blend of professional illustration toolets and sophisticated geospatial data handling is why data managers who work with ArcGIS, Global Mapper, MapInfo, Sufer, Maptitude and more choose Canvas X Geo.

Here’s what they say

“Canvas X Geo is highly complementary to the Geographic Information System I work with.”

“Canvas X Geo gives me more control over visualization and illustration than native GIS toolsets.”

“Canvas X Geo enables me to create better illustrations of geospatial data than other illustration packages.”


unmatched versatility

Canvas X Geo can import and access data in over 70 file formats.
Phase One RAW Adobe® Illustrator® CS Sony RAW ARW Bitmap Support Raster Format
CorelDRAW (Versions 3.x – 8.x) Computer Graphics Metafile CMX Corel Presentation Exchange Legacy Canon RAW CR2 Canon RAW CRW
Canvas Draw Canvas Draw Template Canvas X Image File Canvas 3.5, artWorks Canvas X
Kodak RAW DCR DICOM Image Files AT&T DjVu Image DNG Microsoft Word
Design Web Format (WHIP!) AutoCAD® native files AutoCAD® drawing interchange Enhanced Metafile Encapsulated PostScript
Epson RAW ERF GIF Graphics HDR ICL AT&T / Multigen
Icon file JPEG 2000 JP2 File JPEG 2000 Codestream JPEG Graphics Kodak RAW KDC
Mamiya RAW Konica Minolta RAW Nikon Raw Nikon Raw NRW Olympus RAW
Kodak Photo CD Paintbrush Bitmap Adobe® Acrobat® Pentax RAW PEF Pegasus PIC
Portable Network Graphics Microsoft PowerPoint Printer (PS) files PostScript® files Photoshop
PaintShop Pro Fujifilm RAW Contax RAW Leica RAW Panasonic RAW
Pentax RAW Casio RAW RAW RAW Image Rich Text Format
Panasonic RAW RW2 Leica RAW RWL SONY RAW Samsung SRW Scalable Vector Graphics
TARGA Bitmap Canon RAW TIFF Kodak RAW TIFF TIFF Image Canvas X Template
Plain Text Wireless Bitmap Google WebP Image S-57 Files USGS STDS (Spatial Data Transfer Standard)
ASCII GIS Shapefile DLG-O files USGS Digital Orthoquad files Arch/Info Text Coverage ESRI File Geodatabase
GeoJSON Geography Markup Language files GeoPackage GPS Exchange Format JPEG 2000 JP2 File & Geo JP2
Google Earth™ MapInfo files OpenStreetMap Tiger Census file ESRI GIS Shapefile
MrSID files SQLite database (GIS) TIFF Image & Geo TIFF GIS Text Data GPS Garmin Data
AVI Clip Bitmap CALS Computer Graphics Metafile Canvas 6-8
Canvas X Image File Canvas X AutoCAD® native files AutoCAD® drawing interchange Enhanced Meta File
Encapsulated PostScript Canvas X Slide Show GIF Animated GIF Graphics Web Files
Icon File JPEG 2000 JP2 File JPEG Graphics Paintbrush Bitmap Acrobat® Acrobat® files
Portable Network Graphics Photoshop RAW Image (binary) Scalable Vector Graphics Scalable Vector Graphics – Compressed
TARGA Bitmap TIFF Image Canvas X Template Raw Image (text) Wireless BMP
GIF/JPEG Google WebP Image Windows Meta File Geo Bitmap Geo JSON
Geo GIF GeoPackage Geo JPEG 2000 Image Geo JPEG Google Earth
Google Earth Compressed KML Acrobat® Acrobat® files with Geospatial extensions Geo PNG Open Street Map ESRI GIS Shapefile
Geo TIFF Image GIS Text Data


our customers

Leading brands rely on Canvas X Geo for data visualization that drives key
decision making.


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