Mapton 1.0.0 released

After more than a year of development it’s time to release the first version of Mapton.

Some of the changes since the March snapshot are:


  • FIX: Removal of deprecated NASA services
  • NEW: Give proper attribution to map providers
  • NEW: Plot Wikipedia placemarks
  • NEW: Make placemarks highlightable and clickable
  • NEW: Let user add WMS sources and styles


  • OPT: Improved startup time
  • OPT: Optimized memory settings
  • OPT: Updated GeoNames search engine database
  • OPT: Moved from Oracle NetBeans 8.2 Platform to Apache NetBeans 11 Platform


  • NEW: Global Object properties window
  • NEW: Notification support
  • OPT: HTML styled editing in Notes

…and the usual fixes and tweaks

NASA WorldWind Project Suspension

WorldWind team would like to inform you that starting April 5, 2019, NASA WorldWind project will be suspended. All the WorldWind servers providing elevation and imagery will be unavailable. While you can still download the SDKs from GitHub, there will be no technical support. If you have questions and/or concerns, please feel free to email at:

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This affects Mapton and it’s users since WorldWind is one of the map engines used in Mapton.

New snapshot available

Enjoy the new snapshot.

Some of the changes since the last snapshot

  • Add WorldWind Measuring tool
  • Improve WorldWind Grid layout
  • Improve Bookmark editing
  • Improve search: Clear on shortcut, Hide on Escape
  • …and the usual minor fixes and tweaks

Mapton Measure Up

The WorldWind MapEngine just got a measuring tool that measures the following geometries:

  • Line
  • Path
  • Polygon
  • Circle
  • Ellipse
  • Square
  • Rectangle

The geometries can easily be exported as a KML file for use with Google Earth et al.

New snapshot available

Enjoy the new snapshot.

Some of the changes since the last snapshot

  • Improve WorldWind zoom behavior
  • Move cache directory from ~/.config/mapton/cache to ~/.cache/mapton
  • Add Hydro & Sentinel 2 imagery
  • Add “map engine global” zoom control
  • Add bookmark color support
  • Add search action shortcut (ctrl+f)
  • …and a couple of minor fixes and tweaks