Ortelius Mac


Create you own maps with Ortelius. You will also be able to design floor plans, routes... Download Ortelius, a great cartography program for your Mac


Simple and powerful cartography program for Mac

November 29, 2018
6 / 10

Ortelius is a cartography and design software application for the Mac platform with which you'll be able to easily create your own customized maps. The program takes the name of one of the most important cartographers of all times, Abraham Ortelius.

Ortelius has all the tools that you may need to design and create your own maps.


  • Pack of maps and templates that are copyright free and that can be edited completely by the user: continents, countries, regions...
  • Can also create floor plans, routes, sketches, representations...
  • Boost your creativity when it comes to designing maps with the more than 20 tools included in the application to select, draw and browse your creations with versatility.
  • Apply images and symbols. All the vector graphics are scalable.
  • Use different layers to make it easier to create maps. Maintain your information organized and use the drag and drop function to move the elements. Ortelius is capable of creating layers automatically by importing GIS data maps.
  • The Ortelius symbol palette is loaded with color regions based on ColorBrewer, ideal to design maps. Choose between thousands of colors, that will be calibrated to accomplish professional print out results. Combine colors and gradients to accomplish unique styles...

File formats

Ortelius is compatible with a vast amount of formats, both inbound as well as outbound. It's capable of importing JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, PDF, TIFF files as well as ESRI maps. You will be able to export your creations to TIFF, JPG, PNG and PDF.

This is the best cartography tool that you've seen in a long time

Download Ortelius to design cartography maps and other kinds of documents with maps, is one of the best options available at the moment for the Mac users interested in this field. The appearance and simplicity of Ortelius and its great capacities for cartographic design make it an option that is really worth the while and appealing.

Requirements and additional information:

  • The trial version applies a watermark to the resulting project.
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or above.
Héctor Hernández

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Antony Peel

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