Download the free edition using the link above and give it a try!
If you're into designing your own role playing games for computer or tabletop and are looking for a great tool to draw out maps for your next campaign, why not give it a try and see what new adventures you can dream up!
The advanced editing features of Grid Cartographer Pro such as the cut and paste tools and border creation make blocking out and detailing maps incredibly easy. Then simply export the map to an image file for printing or sharing online!
Thanks to everyone for the numerous suggestions, kind words and support for this project.
Once you've downloaded and installed Grid Cartographer it will start off in a feature limited Free Edition mode. You're free to use this forever and we hope you enjoy it!
If you'd like to unlock the powerful extra features of the Pro Edition, or to see a comparison between the editions, then click here. There you'll be able to purchase a code to unlock Grid Cartographer into the Pro Edition.
OS: Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32/64 bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c; Shader Model 2.0 or later.
Input: Mouse or Touch (touch screen input requires Windows 8 or later)
OS: OSX 10.7 - 10.11 "El Capitan".
OS: Linux Mint 17 (32/64 bit) or compatible distribution.
OS: Android 4.0.3 or later.
CPU: ARM-v7a or compatible.
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|Existing v2 Customer?|
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note: Upgrades are processed manually.
Grid Cartographer is available in two flavours. The free version provides a good taste. If you like it you can upgrade to the pro version to experience the full range of features:
|Grid Shapes||SQUARE / HEXAGONAL||SQUARE / HEXAGONAL|
|Floors and Basements||UNLIMITED||UNLIMITED|
|Avatar / Party Marker||NO||YES|
|Wall / Door Types||
|Ground Types and Markers||
|User Made "Custom Tiles"||NO||YES. COLOR AND MONOCHROME|
|Add Notes to Map Tiles||NO||MULTIPLE MULTI-LINE NOTES PER TILE|
|Labelled Map Areas||NO||YES|
|Editing Tools||STANDARD TOOLS ONLY||MOVE, FLIP, ROTATE|
|3D View Modes||NO||SPLIT SCREEN, PICTURE IN PICTURE, MAXIMIZED VIEW|
|Clipboard||NO||CUT, COPY, PASTE. PAINT SELECTION TOOL|
|Colors||NO||COLOURED LABELS, TINTED WALLS AND FLOOR MARKERS|
|Export Data||NO||MAP AS XML, NOTE TEXT, MAP AS OBJ|
|Editor Themes||YES||PREMIUM THEMES: VDU AND PARCHMENT|
|Free Updates||---||ALL v3.x RELEASES|
• On-map "Avatar Marker" to help track the player or party.
• Wall buttons, wall levers, gates, bars and half-walls and doors.
• Many more tiles including gems, simple shapes and arrows.
• Draw super fast straight walls and doors by holding down the shift key.
• Select complex shapes with the completely re-written Mark tool.
• Terrain Wand and Paint Selection tools help speed up selection of complex areas.
• Ground floor is now optional.
• Setup the right mouse button as a quick eraser.
• Picker tool.
• Mark areas with arbitrary 'Field Effect' overlays to represent things like 'no magic here' or 'health drain'.
• Per-region grid setups.
• Keyboard shortcut remapping.
• Filters for image publishing to hide traps and treasure from your player facing map exports.
• 3D view!
• Game Link - get player tracking information from compatible games.
No way! Grid Cartographer is licensed to you and not to any specific machine or platform. If you have the supported hardware then we want you to be able to use your copy of Grid Cartographer on it.
Using the pro edition of Grid Cartographer v3 requires a new license key. You can purchase an upgrade from v2 pro to v3 pro at a significant discount here.
Yes! any map created in previous versions will work with version 3.
Owing to the new features added in version 3 the map format has changed significantly and is no longer compatible with version 2. If you wish to try version 3 but think you might stick with an older version of Grid Cartographer then please ensure you make backups of your map files before overwriting them.
You are free to use map files, exported images and any other data files saved by Grid Cartographer without restriction for any purpose, including commerical use, either as stand-alone documents or included as part of a publication either directly or subject to further editing or manipulation after they were created. No acknowledgement that Grid Cartographer was used is required.