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Below are answers to common questions about Maps4News. New to Maps4News? Start with our quick and easy to understand video’s about Maps4News. It’ll quickly cover the most important things you need to know such as: Learn the basics, custom map design, edit vector maps and how to add features.

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Custom map design

Making Maps

What files does Maps4News export?

Once you’ve finished a map , you can export your map for use in other applications. Select JPG, PNG, BMP or TIFF, to export your map image. PDF and EPS provide rich vector-base , multi-layered exports of your map, which are useful if you’re designing maps for printed material or need to make further edits to the design or layout.

How can I download a map?

When you have credits you can download your maps. You can download a file by using the Download Map button located right below the map preview thumbnail.  Ensure you’ve selected the right Output type before downloading the map.

How do I create a map?

To create a new map, choose Create New Map from the My Account page. Take a look at our simple quick start video for a brief overview of how to use Maps4News. Learn the basics, how to use different map styles, and how to add features to your map.

How do I customize my maps with Maps4News?

Maps4News comes with a wide range of carefully designed default map styles, fonts and features. In addition to the style elements that come with Maps4News, map colors, features, and fonts can be easily created for you. Do you want us to custom build your own complete map design? Please contact us, and we’ll discuss your specific needs.

Using Maps4News

What is a map credit?

You will need Credits to download map files. For each map downloaded, a credit will be deducted from your account. Unused credits are kept in your account for future use. To buy credits, please contact Maps4News. Note: Our maps can be downloaded using either credits or subscription plans.

Can I use Maps4News for free?

Everyone can try out Maps4News and experience that creating beautiful maps with Maps4News is fast and easy. Due to the limitations of the Free account, however, you may not be able to download your created maps. Do you want to try Maps4News and download your maps as well? No problem, just contact us and we’ll get back to you.

What are the Maps4News pricing plans?

Maps4News offers subscriptions plans based on your map requirements and usage. Looking for the best possible plan for your requirements? Please contact us, and we’ll discuss your specific needs.

Using the maps

What are the sources for the maps in Maps4News?

Maps4News uses the HERE Map Platform and Data to power its Map service. We customize the created maps to fit the layouts and visual designs of all our users. HERE Map’s underlying strength in scalable global platform infrastructure and highest quality verified global data allows us to offer very detailed and accurate mapping data to our users around the globe.

What is the Maps4News print and publishing policy?

A Maps4News subscription allows to publish maps on all your platforms. Your created maps are copyright-free for all your uses, including large volume printing, mobile and online. All publications should contain the following attribution: maps4news.com/©HERE

Can I add data features and layers?

Extra data can be added to your all your Maps4News projects. Files can be added as a layer to your maps or you can import routes, locations, addresses and coordinates using csv, kml and gpx files.

Are my downloaded maps free of watermarks?

All maps you download using your credits do not have watermarks. Only the thumbnails visible on the site are watermarked for reasons related to copyright protection.

Still have a question?

Feel free to contact the Maps4News helpdesk to help you with your questions:support@maps4news.com