How to Create Maps Using Satellite Images

Create a more impressive and highly detailed interactive map using satellite imagery. Mapize offers a satellite map view so your map will automatically display satellite imagery.  

Satellite mapping software takes high-resolution images of the Earth’s surface, showing distinct geologic formations, different types of landforms, natural and man-made landmarks, man-made structures, vegetation, and many more in amazing detail.

When you zoom in on a satellite image, you’ll be able to see greater details, such as foliage, individual buildings, changes in elevation, bare ground, bodies of water, and various topographical features, among others.  

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How to Create a Map Using Satellite Images

  1. Organize your raw map data in a spreadsheet. 
  2. Copy and paste your spreadsheet map data into Mapize’s map creation box. 
  3. Click “Create Map.”
  4. In the “Geo Decoding Section,” select all applicable map fields. Under “Customize Map,” select “Satellite” as your map’s default view. Select your preferred custom features. 
  5. Click “Make Map” and then select how you want to save your map. 
  6. When you view your live map, utilize any of the available features to gain varying levels of insight into your map. 

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How to Customize Satellite Maps

With your map data and Mapize’s advanced mapping tools, you can use satellite images to create a highly detailed and more powerful interactive map. Further customize your map by taking advantage of Mapize’s wonderful customization tools. 

  • Choose how you want to label your markers and select your custom map marker and marker colors. 
  • Don’t forget to select “Satellite” as your default map view when creating your map. 
  • Apply heat mapping to measure and visualize data densities in any given area on the map. Use the heat map feature for a color-graded visualization of your sales numbers, customer numbers and behaviors, population densities, foot traffic, and more. Warm colors indicate higher densities, while cool colors indicate lower densities. 
  • Use the Radius tool to specify a radius around any point on the map. 
  • Use the Cluster tool to place markers that are close together into clusters, with each cluster represented by a numerical value (which represents the number of markers within the cluster). 
  • Use the Optimize Route tool to identify the best possible route between two points/locations on the map.