Data Downloads

Useful Downloads for Manifold Users

A Drop in the Ocean

Gathering up free data from the web

This page provides links for examples and other useful data files often used with Manifold System. These data files are licensed for use with Manifold System. These links represent gigabytes of data. Data files were downloaded from various public sites on the Internet, loaded into Manifold and then written out in Manifold formats for more convenient use and to save space. The data here is less than a billionth of what can be downloaded for free from the web.

Product Installation Files

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Data Files in Manifold .MAP Format

These files represent a few gigabytes of sample files: they are a drop in the ocean of the thousands of gigabytes of GIS data that is in the public doman and easily downloaded from the web. Use these to get started, and then go out on your own web crawls and you'll find endless sources of data. Enjoy!

  • Important: All files in this page require Manifold System or Radian Studio - they are in Manifold .map project file format. Purchase the Manifold product you desire from the Manifold Online Store.
  • Some of these files are very large files, hundreds of megabytes. If your Internet connection is not reliable enough to download such large files without error, you may have to try the download more than once. If there are any errors when unzipping the downloaded file, the file was damaged during download or was not completely downloaded. Try again.
  • No tech support, advice or help of any kind is provided for questions about downloads or the data they contain. None. Don't even think about it.
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Data Sets Formerly on DVD

Manifold provides the downloads below at no charge. These data files originally appeared on the Manifold Release 8 DVD and were moved to web distribution when DVDs were discontinued as part of Manifold's commitment to green delivery practices. All data sets are in Manifold format. They are useless if you do not have Manifold System.

  • (16,236 KB) - A zip file containing many of the example files used in Example chapter topics in Help. This download is strongly recommended for all 8.00 users learning Manifold.
  • (30,658 KB) - Samples from the Manifold World Volume 1 CD. Manifold World provides layers for European countries neatly trimmed to country boundaries.
  • (246,193 KB) - Miscellaneous data sets for the United States.
  • (186,312 KB) - Miscellaneous data sets in low, medium and high resolution for the entire world, including NASA's "Blue Marble" image.

Other Manifold Downloads

R8 Object Model

Manifold provides the downloads below at no charge. These products do not require serial numbers; however, they work with Manifold System so they will not work if you do not have Manifold System

  • (8,601 KB) - A zip file containing image server modules and a US base map that is used in the Exporting KML to Google Earth tutorial topic in Help (an always popular, highly visual topic!).
  • (43 KB) - Recommended download - A zipfile containing a collection of all image server and geocoding server modules, already compiled into .dlls and ready for installation and use on 32-bit Windows or 64-bit Windows systems. Unzip the file and follow instructions in the AllServersPack.txt file. Currently contains geocoding servers for and Virtual Earth. Currently contains image servers for NearMap, OpenStreetMaps / CloudMade, OpenStreetMaps / Mapnik, OpenStreetMaps / Osmarenderer, Virtual Earth, WikiMapia, Yahoo! and Yandex. This download has the same image servers as the StarterPack and also adds geocoding servers.
  • (10 KB) - A zipfile containing a collection of geocoding server modules for and Virtual Earth, already compiled into .dlls and ready for installation and use on 32-bit Windows or 64-bit Windows systems. Unzip the file and follow instructions in the GeocodingServersPack.txt file. Does not contain Manifold image server modules. Download this only if you don't want to download everything at once via the download.
  • (26 KB) - The Manifold Spatial Extender for SQL Server installs on SQL Server machines to add high-performance, server-side spatial indices to work in conjunction with Manifold spatial DBMS facilities. The zip file contains the extender DLL, an install / uninstall utility, and a readme file with installation instructions.
  • (201 KB) - The Manifold Traditional Topology Tools add-in for Manifold x64 installations.
  • (175 KB) - The Manifold Traditional Topology Tools add-in for 32-bit Manifold installations.
  • (419 KB) - A zipfile containing the Manifold Release 8 Object Model poster in four, ready-to-use sizes: As a .png image file, and as PDF files for A2, A3 and A4 sized paper.
  • (3,050 KB) - A zipfile containing a Manifold Release 8 project containing an example Montara Mountain terrain elevation surface together with a sample formula useful for doing demos of NVIDIA CUDA hardware.
  • (212 KB) - A zipfile of a Radian project containing the example book business database used in Chris Fehily's excellent SQL book, "SQL Visual Quickstart Guide." Converted from the original .mdb format for the convenience of Radian users and useless if you don't have a Manifold Radian DBMS engine.
  • (14 KB) - A small zipfile containing the installation information and .asp service launch file provided on the Manifold DVD for License Server users. Completely useless if you are not operating the $1995 License Server product.
  • Programming Examples - Programming examples showing common tasks using scripts.
  • Routine updates - Manifold licensees may download and install routine updates at no charge. Routine updates provide bug fixes in between major releases and often provide new features as well. Manifold System will automatically check for new updates and will report if a more recent update has been made available.
  • Image Servers and Geocoding Servers - Free image server and geocoding server modules for use within Manifold and the Manifold Toolbar. Don't miss the incredible usefulness of image servers, one of the most popular features in Manifold System.
  • Free Stuff for Manifold users - A collection of links to examples and other useful items for free download

Technical Support

The free downloads on this page are provided without technical support. Some downloads are large and require reliable Internet connections. Downloads are provided for those folks who have sufficiently reliable Internet connections and who have the elementary skills required to use their browsers to download a file, to unzip a zipfile, install a .msi file, etc., without assistance. No tech support is provided for problems with downloads.

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