Mapdiva was founded in 2008 by Graham P. Cox and Jill Saligoe-Simmel to empower people to design custom maps using extraordinary cartography tools on their Mac.
We were frustrated by a lack of software that enables people to make custom maps without requiring you build a database first. We knew there had to be a better way. So with a focus on the user, we created Ortelius (named after the 16th-century cartographer, Abraham Ortelius). Ortelius is unique cartography software that meets the mapping needs of graphic designers, savvy public, historians, project managers, researchers, and people like you.
Dedicated to making powerful, intuitive software so you can focus your creative energy on content & design.
Simple. Powerful. Fun.