WebUnion Media has released iMapBuilder 4.30 (http://www.imapbuilder.com/), an update of the interactive map making software for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux platform.

The latest version of iMapBuilder enables easier creation of interactive maps by adding more map templates and new features including adding placemarks to map using longitude and latitude co-ordinates, bulk data import function from excel file, map legend, heat map, as well as custom map area and custom map icons functionality.

By using iMapBuilder, business owners, schools, organizations and government agencies can build branch location maps, floor plan maps, diagram representing sales data, distribution, as well as routing maps such as those used by airlines. No programming or Flash editing experience is required.

Users can pick up a pre-designed map template to jump start their own interactive map projects. They can also import their own GIF, or JPG image file, and use iMapBuilder to convert the static image into an clickable, interactive image map.

In the latest version, the flash map editor comes with around 120 map templates, including US, UK, Europe, Asia, World with all countries, German, Spain, China, Japan, US counties, etc. Besides using the pre-defined map templates, the application can also convert any standard JPG, GIF, PNG images into an interactive map. You can also export the interactive map into static JPG image for using with PowerPoint slide show presentation or as word document insertion.

iMapBuilder is available in a variety of editions with pricing starting at US$79. A demo is available for download.

Together with this new version, WebUnion has also released iMapBuilder Online, which is a web-based application that allows Mac OS X and Linux users to create interactive flash maps using browsers without having to download or install any software. It’s 100% web-based; users only need to have a computer with web access.