Shapefile Editing and General Mapping by EverlyMap.
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Free Shapefile Editor
Desktop Application 
(Professional Quality GIS Mapping for all experience levels (including none!))
Create, Import , Export , and Edit Shapefiles.

> Create and edit composite maps.The term “Map” is taken here to mean a collection of shapes, polygons, polylines,
open rings, filled circles, PhotoMaps,and photographs contained in a single “*.dgp” file which may be displayed together or
>Print maps in a customized professional looking format.
>Supported Projections include State Plane, UTM, Albers Equal Area, Lambert Conformal Conic, 
   and  Lat/Long (unprojected).
>Datums include NAD83 and NAD27 and  WGS84.
>Projection files (".prj") are used automatically to get the correct projection settings
when importing and Exporting shapefiles.
>Create Map using Deed Survey calls*. *These maps have no legal standing, Not comparable to those by a professional Surveyor!
>Include Photographs linked to Map Objects. Makes your map more interesting and informative.
>Object Linking makes precise mapping of Cemeteries and similar structured landscapes simple. A lnked object maintains the details of it's linkage including the bearing, and distance of offset from it's base object. Linking and unlinking are simple.
>OrthoImages are automatically Georegistered and placed at the bottom layer of your a basemap
for tracing objects.This is a fundamental method of shapefile object creation. .
>EverlyMap now imports .bmp, and .jpg images such as are available from Google Earth(tm) for use as basemap. Now maps may be freely created for almost any region of earth. These non-ortho corrected images serve quite well for many applications. Details for registering them (lat/lon) are provided.
>EverlyMap  provides one-click downloads of the 1 meter per pixel USGS orthoimagery for basemap. These digital Orthophoto's from are in a convenient 500 meter sguare format. (WGS84)
>EverlyMap also provides assisted downloading 
3.75-minute USGS (DOQQ) OrthoPhotos for basemap from in NAD83. These are automatically warped to WGS84 for use within EverlyMap, Coverage is ~10,500 acres in KY. Varies by Latitude.
>Both USGS Images are encoded with GeoTIFF data used to automatically georeference them. They are positioned and cropped to form perfectly seamless coverage! 
Image processing and placement of the orthophotos by EverlyMap requires no assistance from the user after clicking a point on your map to designate what area is to be download.


Current Engine Version 7.0 (Last Pub. March 1, 2018)  Updates are Published here with the goal of continuous Improvement. To update download and install only takes a few moments and the benefits are many. Your Previous Map Work is preserved unchanged when you Update!  [Would really appreciate an email to when improvements or corrections are found to be needed. Thank you in advance, David ] 

Recent updates include these features:

> Expanded Basemap Capability!  Map anywhere in the world! EverlyMap now supports Quick and Easy Loading and use of  most GeoTilff Images as BaseMaps! OrthoRectified Tif Images are available online from many free and commercial sources around the world. [Any TIF or JPG image can be used even those not orthorectified, (from Google EarthTm for example) , which can provide useful a useful basemap of less precision] Detailed use is described in the User Guide (included with Engine download or can be downloaded using link below).                   
> Edit Shapefile Attributes "on the fly"
in Display mode. Example: Suppose a large shapefile contains thousands of members of a theme named Roads containing many Attributes prefixed with "State Route". One, or ALL, instances of "State Route " can be abbreviated with only a couple of keystrokes saving valuable space on the printed page.
> See outlines of hidden objects. The "M"(multiple images) key outlines objects hidden by top layers.
> Improved and faster print formatting.

Compare the New EverlyMap to the best Shapefile Editor you have ever used for ease and simplicity- yet powerful enough for serious non-professional Layperson Mapping.
(You will be switched to a SECURE https: Greenbar Website for the actual download!)

EverlyMap is Freeware! 
Click the BLUE "Download EverlyMap" link below . The file is digitally signed and encrypted for your protection.

EverlyMap is Freeware!---Totally!!!.... forever.

Download EverlyMap 
EverlyMap is Windows 8 Compatible. 
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Your download should start automatically. Double-click the downloaded file "EverlyMap Setup.exe" to install..
Afterward run EverlyMap and click <File> and then  "Lime.dgp" on the  list of "recent files" to open the example Map "Lime,dgp". The "Map Guide", "User Guide", and "onscreen prompts" will lead you from there. 

Would you like more Information about EverlyMap before trying it? Download the "EverlyMap User Guide" below.:
EverlyMap User Guide
. Revised February 19,2018

EverlyMap Setup.exe installs the latest version of "EverlyMap" and the User Guide "EverlyMap.rtf".
It also creates a workspace in your Documents Folder named  "User\Documents\EverlyMaps\" which includes the tutorial map "Lime.rtf".

New "PageBox" feature. Used during Print Preview to create and adjust a one pixel wide border around the printed page. This border is a polyline shapefile that can be exported and used by the Venn Exclusion feature define a portion of a larger map to be extracted. Polylines and polygons are trimmed at this boundary. The polygons retain their closed shape with straght edges along the boundary.

For a practical example of the capabilities of EverlyMap please refer to my book of maps, the                                  
"Green River and Tributaries of Kentucky"                                                                                                             
These adjoining maps cover the river system in virtual completeness scaled at approximately 0.8 miles per inch giving      a close up view without skips or overlapping.                                                                                                                Includes adjacent roads, streams, a few composites, and related photos.                                                                            This book of 106 pages extracts only the areas near to the Green River and it's Tributaries from what would otherwise       be a wall size map.                                                                                                                                                                 Now available online in the US  and Europe from from 

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