geospatial data illustration software

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 geospatial data illustration software designed to work in tandem with Geographic Information Systems.

  • 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
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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 precise 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 geographical data handling is why data managers who work with ArcGIS, Global Mapper, MapInfo, Sufer, Maptitude and more choose Canvas X Geo geospatial data illustration software.

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 (032/RAW) Adobe® Illustrator® CS (AI) Sony RAW ARW (ARW) Bitmap (BMP/RLE) Support Raster Format (CAL)
CorelDRAW (Versions 3.x – 8.x)(CDR) Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) Canvas X Legacy (CNV/CV5) Canon RAW CR2 (CR2) Canon RAW CRW (CRW)
Canvas Draw (CVD) Canvas Draw Template (CVDTPL) Canvas X Image File (CVI) Canvas 3.5, artWorks (CVS) Canvas X (CVX)
Kodak RAW DCR (DCR) DICOM Image Files (DICOM) AT&T DjVu Image (DJV/DJVU/IW4) DNG (DNG) Microsoft Word (DOCX)
Design Web Format (WHIP!) (DWF) AutoCAD® native files (DWG) AutoCAD® drawing interchange (DXF) Enhanced Metafile (EMF) Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
Epson RAW ERF (ERF) GIF Graphics (GIF) HDR (HDR) ICL (ICL) AT&T / Multigen (ICN)
Icon file (ICO) JPEG 2000 JP2 File (JP2/JPX/JPK/J2K) JPEG 2000 Codestream (JPC/J2C) JPEG Graphics (JPG/JPE/JPEG) Kodak RAW KDC (KDC)
Mamiya RAW (MEF) Konica Minolta RAW (MRW) Nikon Raw (NEF) Nikon Raw NRW (NRW) Olympus RAW (ORF)
Kodak Photo CD (PCD) Paintbrush Bitmap (PCX) Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) Pentax RAW PEF (PEF) Pegasus PIC (PIC)
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Microsoft PowerPoint (PPTX) Printer (PS) files (PRN) PostScript® files (PS/EPS) Photoshop (PSD/PDD)
PaintShop Pro (PSP/PSPIMAGE/PSPBRUSH) Fujifilm RAW (RAF) Contax RAW (RAW) Leica RAW (RAW) Panasonic RAW (RAW)
Pentax RAW (RAW) Casio RAW (RAW/BAY) RAW (RAW/MOS/FFF/CS1) RAW Image (RAW/TXT/CSV) Rich Text Format (RTF)
Panasonic RAW RW2 (RW2) Leica RAW RWL (RWL) SONY RAW (SRF/SR2) Samsung SRW (SRW) Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
Plain Text (TXT) Wireless Bitmap (WBM/WBMP) Google WebP Image (WEBP) S-57 Files (000) USGS STDS (Spatial Data Transfer Standard) (CATD.DDF)
ASCII GIS Shapefile (DAT) DLG-O files (DLG/DO/OPT) USGS Digital Orthoquad files (DOQ/NES/SES/NWS/SWS) Arch/Info Text Coverage (E00) ESRI File Geodatabase (GDB)
GeoJSON (GEOJSON) Geography Markup Language files (GLM) GeoPackage (GPKG) GPS Exchange Format (GPX) JPEG 2000 JP2 File & Geo JP2 (JP2/JPX/JPK/J2K
Google Earth™ (KML/KMZ) MapInfo files (MIF/TAB) OpenStreetMap (OSM/PBF) Tiger Census file (RT1) ESRI GIS Shapefile (SHP)
MrSID files (SID) SQLite database (GIS) (SQLITE) TIFF Image & Geo TIFF (TIF/TIFF) GIS Text Data (TXT) GPS Garmin Data (TXT)
AVI Clip (AVI) Bitmap (BMP) CALS (CAL) Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) Canvas 6-8 (CNV)
Canvas X Image File (CVI) Canvas X (CVX) AutoCAD® native files (DWG) AutoCAD® drawing interchange (DXF) Enhanced Meta File (EMF)
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) Canvas X Slide Show (EXE) GIF Animated (GIF) GIF Graphics (GIF) Web Files (HTLM/HTM/XHTML)
Icon File (ICO) JPEG 2000 JP2 File (JP2) JPEG Graphics (JPG/JPE/JPEG) Paintbrush Bitmap (PCX) Adobe® Acrobat® files (PDF)
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Photoshop (PSD/PDD) RAW Image (binary) (RAW) Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Scalable Vector Graphics – Compressed (SVGZ)
TARGA Bitmap (TGA/VDA/ICB/VST) TIFF Image (TIF/TIFF) Canvas X Template (TPL) Raw Image (text) (TXT) Wireless BMP (WBMP)
GIF/JPEG (Web IMages) Google WebP Image (WEBP) Windows Meta File (WMF) Geo Bitmap (BMP) Geo JSON (GEOJSON)
Geo GIF (GIF) GeoPackage (GPKG) Geo JPEG 2000 Image (JP2) Geo JPEG (JPG/JPEG) Google Earth (KML)
Google Earth Compressed KML (KMZ) Acrobat® Acrobat® files with Geospatial extensions (PDF) Geo PNG (PNG) Open Street Map (OSM/PBF) ESRI GIS Shapefile (SHP)
Geo TIFF Image (TIF/TIFF) GIS Text Data (TXT)


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