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Adrian Herzog
Dr. phil. II.


Feedback is welcome. Please send me an if you have problems, new ideas, suggestions, comments, programming hints.


MAPresso is free. If you want to integrate MAPresso into your website and you don't succeed with the documentation, you can send me an including the boundary file(s) you would like to use. This could be e.g. an ArcGIS shapefile of your areal units - and eventually a tab-delimited text file with some test data. I'd prepare you a simple example which could be the basis for your application.

How to cite this project

If you use MAPresso for any publication, please cite as follows:

Adrian Herzog (2003): MAPresso, Zürich (


If you want to support the development of this software, feel free to make a donation, e.g. at PayPal: This is an easy way to send donations over the internet for free. You can use a credit card or bank account. It's fast, free and secure.


Herzog, Adrian (2003): "Developing Cartographic Applets for the Internet", in: Michael P. Peterson (ed.): Maps and the Internet, Vol. 1, ISBN: 0-08-044201-3, 468pp., p. 115-128.

Herzog, Adrian (1999): "Ein anderes Bild des Kantons Zürich", in: Kanton Zürich in Zahlen 1999, S. 16f.

Dorling, Daniel (1996): Area Cartograms: Their Use and Creation, Concepts and Techniques in Modern Geography (CATMOG), 59,

Herzog, Adrian (1993): Die Polygonfilterung als Methode zur automatischen Generalisierung von statistischen Oberflächen, Diss. Universität Zürich, Geoprocessing Reihe, Vol. 20, Zürich: Geogr. Institut der Universität (Abstract / Zusammenfassung).

Dorling, Daniel (1996): Area Cartograms: Their Use and Creation, Concepts and Techniques in Modern Geography (CATMOG), 59

Dykes, Jason and David Unwin (1996): Maps of the Census: a Rough Guide.

Dougenik, James. A., Nicholas R. Chrisman and Duane R. Niemeyer (1985): "An Algorithm to Construct Continous Area Cartograms", Professional Geographer, 37 (1), 75-81.

Steffen, Hans (2003): "Die kartographischen Analyse- und Visualisierungssysteme von ThemaKart beim Bundesamt für Statistik (BFS).

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