Example Files

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This page provides example files that may be used with Manifold Release 9 and Manifold Viewer. If you do not have either Release 9 or Viewer you will not be able to use these files.

Project files are in Release 9 .map or .mxb format for Manifold Release 9 and Manifold Viewer. The example project files include projects used in tutorial videos on the Gallery page.

  • ArcGIS_REST_Servers.map (1024 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing a collection of ArcGIS REST web server data sources. Useful for ESRI people and others, and provides an outstanding example of the very wide range of free data available online that Viewer can see.
  • archaeology_France.mxb (1396 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb project providing a beginner-friendly, pre-formatted and pre-organized map that shows archaeological locations in France, including dolmen, menhir, Roman amphitheaters and many other sites. A must have for archaeology and Classics hobbyists visiting France. Learn to use this project in the Viewer YouTube Video on Archaeology in France.
  • Bing_and_Yandex_variations.mxb (4 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb file providing ten variations on Bing and Yandex image servers, showing how small changes in the Source string can create different image server content or style. Copy and Paste these into your own projects, save as favorites, etc.
  • books2.mxb (28 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb file providing the Books example database used in Chris Fehily's "SQL Database Programming (2015 Edition)," another fine Fehily book on SQL.
  • books.mxb (31 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb file providing the Books example database used in Chris Fehily's first-rate book, "SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide," a great book for learning SQL rapidly.
  • Cathedrals.mxb (2 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format that is used in the Locations topic in the Release 9 user manual. Contains a folder with locations for famous Gothic cathedrals in France. Visit Chartres!
  • Chateaux.mxb (6 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format that provides point and click Locations to visit a collection of famouse chateaux in France. See the great chateau at Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci is buried! This is a simplified project for Viewer tourism, based on the projects used as examples in creating locations.
  • Civil_War_Battles.mxb (33 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format that provides point and click Locations to visit 300 sites of US Civil War battles using a map with Bing streets and Bing Satellite layers.
  • create_locations_from_drawing.mxb (9 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format that is used in the Example: Create Many Locations from a Drawing topic in the Release 9 user manual. Contains a script that creates a folder full of Locations components from a table of geocoded records created from a drawing, including a Description property to provide tooltips in the Project pane. Very useful for creating projects like the server_sights.mxb project listed below.
  • create_locations_script.mxb (4 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format that is used in the Example: VBScript to Create Locations from a Table topic in the Release 9 user manual. Contains a script that creates a folder full of Locations components from a table of geocoded records. Very useful for creating projects like the server_sights.mxb project listed below.
  • crisfieldflood_clip_PM.mxb (7843 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format providing the floodzone and parcels map used in the Release 9 / Viewer YouTube Video on Parallel Clipping Speed. Try it yourself with Viewer or Release 9 as shown in the video, and see how Manifold's ability to use all the CPU cores in your computer runs many times faster than non-parallel GIS, and even faster than spatial DBMS systems like SQL Server, PostGIS or Spatialite. The .mxb is a highly compressed archive file that takes a couple of seconds to open in 9 or Viewer, creating a .map file you can use thereafter. When you open the .map file in Viewer or Release 9, you'll see how it instantly pops open, in 1/10th of a second. Cool!
  • crisfieldflood_shapefiles.zip (9590 KB) - A zipped set of shapefiles file providing query texts for Release 9, PostGIS, SQL Server and Spatialite, plus shapefiles for the floodzone and parcels layers used in the Release 9 / Viewer YouTube Video on Parallel Clipping Speed. Try out Viewer running fully parallel on your computer and note the time required for the query, and then import these shapefiles and try the queries in your favorite GIS or spatial DBMS to see how fast those take on the same system.
  • Custom_Filter_Examples.mxb (8891 KB) - A project in Release 9 .mxb format that is used in the Release 9 / Viewer Create Custom GPU Accelerated Filters in Seconds video. Provides examples of custom filters for use in image processing, including Emboss, Sobel, Prewitt, and Kirsch edge detection and many more.
  • eg_layers_tutorial.mxb (9 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format used in the Example: Layers Tutorial topic in the Release 9 user manual.
  • font-awesome-4.7.0.zip (655 KB) - Font Awesome is everybody's favorite professionally-crafted symbol font, providing 675 symbols for points to use in Release 9, as shown in the Manifold Future - Style Introduction video.
  • ionicons_font.zip (66 KB) - Ionicons v4, an open-source icon set with 700+ icons built for Ionic Framework. The download provides the icons as a .ttf font file. Free to use and licensed under the MIT License.
  • Florida_palette_hillshading_example.mxb (5946 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format that appears in the Gallery page and is also used in the Style: Autocontrast and Example: Autocontrast and Hill Shading Images using Style topics in the Release 9 user manual.
  • ginevra.png (12710 KB) - The full-sized sample ginevra image used in many Release 9 user manual topics about images, showing the Leonardo da Vinci portrait of Ginevra de' Benci. Right-click on the image when it loads and save as a file.
  • import_dem_SDTS.mxb (2304 KB) - A small example project in Release 9 .mxb format that appears in the Gallery page and is also used in the Transform Templates - Images and Example: Import DDF SDTS DEM Raster File topics in the Release 9 user manual.
  • JOSM sources.map (1088 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing approximately 60 web server data sources using various protocols, including TMS, that are available for immediate use in 9. Data sources come from a list of openly available and usable web servers for creating new features for OpenStreetMap, and are pre-configured to include a JOSM API key, when required, for such uses. Also includes Amazon free elevation tile servers. Provides an outstanding example of the very wide range of free data available online that Viewer can see.
  • Manifold_World_Volcanoes.mxb (47 KB) - A Viewer / Release 9 .mxb file for Manifold Viewer Edge or Release 9, providing a list of over 430 point-and-click locations to view major volcanoes all over the world. Includes a map with Bing and Google satellite layers, Google Terrain layer, Street layers from both Microsoft and Bing, all of which make it easy to explore volcanoes even in remote locations where cloud cover or snow prevents a clear view of volcano details in either Google or Bing. To learn how to use this project, see the Manifold Viewer Edge - Volcanoes video. Download Manifold Viewer for free!
  • maryland_lidar.map (1024 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing the Charles County, Maryland, LiDAR data sources to re-create the LiDAR display used in the Gallery and other illustrations and in the example in the Viewer YouTube Videos.
  • megalithe_video.mxb (933 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb project providing the Neolithic monuments data set used in YouTube Videos demonstrating Viewer. Useful not only for repeating the videos at home but also for hunting Neolithic relics in France. Cool!
  • merge_and_clip_examples.mxb (1252 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb project providing the regions of France, cities and Roman roads layers used in YouTube video examples on the Manifold Sales YouTube channel.
  • meteorites_2017.mxb (1662 KB) - A new version of the meteorites project that has been updated to 2017 and expanded with even more meteorites. A Release 9 format .mxb project providing a beginner-friendly, pre-formatted and pre-organized map that shows locations of meteorites found on Earth, including meteorites of lunar and Martian origin. A must have for meteorite hunters worldwide to enable planning of more successful meteorite hunts. Learn to use this project in the Viewer YouTube Video on Hunting Meteorites. Special thanks to the Meteoritical Society for providing this snapshot of the Meteoritical Bulletin Database!
  • Mexico_queries.mxb (681 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb project providing the Mexico map used in the Drawings and Queries video.
  • Mt_Hood_DEM.mxb (14829 KB) - A Release 9 format .mxb project providing the Mt Hood terrain elevation surface used in the GPU Parallel Computation with Viewer video, which demonstrates GPU parallel computation in Viewer. Also includes a simple, example query that changes the data type used within tiles.
  • Nuclear_Reactors.mxb (28 KB) - A Viewer / Release 9 .mxb file for Manifold Viewer Edge or Release 9, providing a list of over 130 point-and-click locations to view nuclear reactor locations, mostly of power plants, worldwide. The project has been curated to provide much higher location accuracy than the usual lists of reactor locations published on the web. Includes a map with Bing, Google, and Yandex satellite layers, Google Terrain layer, Street layers from both Microsoft and Bing, all of which make it easy to explore nuclear reactor sites even in locations where censorship by Bing or Google prevents a clear view. To learn how to use this project, see the Manifold Viewer Edge - Volcanoes video, which uses a similar project that shows locations of volcanoes. Download Manifold Viewer for free!
  • rotated_views_video.map (2048 KB) - A Release 9 format .map project providing the Italy map used in the Rotated Views video and in the Rotated Views topic. Also provides the rotated map, and in the Misc Layers folder examples of North arrow constructions.
  • style_videos_monaco_examples.zip (1272 KB) - A zipfile containing two Release 9 format .map projects containing example layers for Monaco imported from OSM, as seen in the Manifold Future videos demonstrating the new Style and formatting system. One video shows starting, unformatted data while the other shows example formatting as shown in the videos.
  • RGB_Filter_Examples.mxb (4425 KB) - A Release 9 .mxb file containing a project with various queries to apply custom 3x3 and 5x5 filters for image processing, including RGB image processing.
  • style_videos_monaco_examples.zip (1272 KB) - A zipfile containing two Release 9 format .map projects containing example layers for Monaco imported from OSM, as seen in the Manifold Future videos demonstrating the new Style and formatting system. One video shows starting, unformatted data while the other shows example formatting as shown in the videos.
  • server_sights.mxb (4 KB) - A Release 9 .mxb file for Manifold Viewer or Release 9, providing a list of point-and-click Locations for various goofy spots that pop up on Internet lists of interesting things that can be seen on Google Earth. Includes a map with both Bing satellite and Google satellite layers since some sights are better seen on Bing than Google. To learn how to use Locations, see the Manifold 9 - Locations video.
  • temp-databases.mxb (33 KB) - A Release 9 .mxb file containing the project used in the Temporary Databases User Manual topic.
  • three_countries_freepdf.pdf (120 KB) and three_countries_end_freepdf.pdf (133 KB) - Two PDF files created using the FreePDF print-to-PDF package. These show the "Three Countries" layout at the beginning of the example and the end of the example in the Layouts topic.
  • trace_areas_SJC.mxb (44 KB) - A Release 9 .mxb format project as used in the Manifold 9 - Trace Vector Areas from Raster Pixels Manifold Gallery video. Also includes the example query that shows how to use INNER JOIN to bring data from a lookup table into another table.
  • uber movement.map (1024 KB) - A Release 9 format .map containing the snippet of SQL required to convert CSV data downloaded from Uber Movement into spatial geometry form for display and analysis. Learn to use this project in the Viewer YouTube Video on Uber Movement Data.
  • Wildfires.mxb (6 KB) - A Release 9 .mxb format project providing wildfire information from US government servers with a consolidated set of layers that support fighting wildfires. The project contains a pre-built map designed for beginners to use that shows the last 24 hours of wildfires detected by MODIS and VIIRS satellite sensing, with many other convenient layers built into the project. Download Manifold Viewer for free and use it to open and work with this project.
  • world.mxb (1221 KB) - A Release 9 .mxb format project as used in the Example: Compare Sizes of Countries topic. Provides a simple world map using Latitude / Longitude projection.

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Vector drawing of buildings in Monaco extracted from OpenStreetMap and displayed as a drawing in Manifold Release 9, automatically colored by Manifold using a ColorBrewer palette, with with a background layer from Bing to provide context. Maps, images and drawings can have multipler layers in Manifold Release 9.

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