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ShareMap features

In this table we focus on comparison of ShareMap with other popular web mapping engines - UMapper and Google Maps. The main goal of this comparison is generating ShareMap feature request.

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  Google Maps UMapper free ShareMap.org
Website http://maps.google.com/ http://umapper.com/ http://sharemap.org/
Development status Final Beta Beta
Available in Flash YES< YES YES
Available in HTML YES NO PARTIAL
Polyline tool YES YES YES
Marker tool YES YES YES
Great circle tool NO NO YES
Geo circle tool NO YES YES
Continue line tool YES YES YES
Join line tool NO NO YES
Split line tool NO NO YES
Polygon tool YES YES YES
Interactive markers YES YES YES
On map captions NO NO YES
Component styles NO YES YES
Export maps to JPG PARTIAL (1) NO YES
Export maps to SVG NO NO YES
Export maps to creative tools (Adobe Ilustrator etc.) NO NO YES
Export maps to KML YES YES YES
Grouping components in tree of layers (containers) NO NO YES
Avaialable external vector datasets PARTIAL (2) PARTIAL (3) YES (4)
Importing data from Open Street Maps NO NO YES
Calibration of raster maps NO NO YES
Geo games NO YES NO

1) This can be achieved via Google Map Static, static images are NOt free and can only be used with Google Term of Use
2) Google Maps can import subset of KML syntax, but there is NO data repository
3) UMapper can import subset of KML, GPX and GeoRSS syntax, but there is NO data repository
4) Currently Natural Earth and NORTAD data and full Open Street Map data with query interface