StatPlanet - Create Interactive Maps & Graphs

By StatSilk Tue, 09/06/2011 - 04:20
StatPlanet Demo

Download (free)

Demos: World | USA

How-to video

User guide

StatPlanet (formerly StatPlanet Map Maker) is a free, award-winning application for creating fully customizable interactive maps. StatPlanet can be used to visualize location-based statistical data, such as life expectancy by country or demographic statistics and voting patterns by US state. In addition to maps, StatPlanet also has the option of including interactive graphs and charts to create feature-rich interactive infographics. 

StatPlanet comes with World country-level and US state-level maps. For additional maps, StatPlanet Plus is required, in order to map data at any administrative level (such as by district or postcode), through the ubiquitous shapefile map format. It also supports custom designed maps and large data sets, and comes with many additional features.

If you wish to use StatPlanet for commercial purposes, please contact us.

 

Create and publish an interactive map online in 5 steps: 

 

1. file download icon

Download

Download StatPlanet and extract the files to your computer.
2. folder open icon

Open

In the 'World_map' or 'USA_map' folder, open the file 'StatPlanet data editor'. Make sure macros are enabled
3. database import icon

Import

Press the 'Clear data' button to remove the example data. Then press the "Import data" button and select a file containing data you wish to import.
4. save icon Save Press the 'Save data' button. This saves the data to the file 'data.csv'.
5. publishing icon Publish Copy the contents of the folder 'web' to your website to publish it online.

Open StatPlanet.exe  to view the results offline, or open StatPlanet.html to view the results in a web-browser.

For further details, see the StatPlanet User Guide (PDF)

 

Create an interactive map in 5 minutes: how-to video 

 

Enable macros in Excel
 

When you open StatPlanet_Data_Editor.xls you will normally get a message asking you whether you wish to enable macros. The message depends on the version of Excel.
 
  • Excel 2007 or newer: In the top of the screen, next to 'Security Warning', click the button 'Options'. Select 'Enable this content' and click on 'OK'.
  • Older versions of Excel: Select 'Enable macros' in the popup window.
If you do not receive this message, the macro security level in Excel is set to high. Follow the instructions below to change the security level to a lower setting.
 
  • Excel 2007 or newer: Click the Microsoft Office Button (top-left) and click Excel Options. In the Popular category, check 'Show Developer tab in the Ribbon' (if it is not already checked). Click on 'OK', then select the Developer tab. Click on 'Macro security' (on the left). Select 'Disable all macros with notification'.
  • Older versions of Excel: In the Tools menu, go to -> Macro -> Security. Change the security level to Medium.