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CMap logo
  • Mature release
  • Development: inactive
  • Support: active
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About CMap

A browser-based tool for the visual comparison of various maps (sequence, genetic, etc.) from any number of species. The CMap package also includes tools for curating map data.


Here are some sample maps from the Gramene Project. See also other Gramene views.


Using CMap

System Requirements

  • Perl 5.6.0 or higher
  • A web server with CGI capabilites (e.g., Apache 1.x or 2.x)
  • A relational database, e.g. MySQL (4.0+), Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, PostgreSQL, SQLite or Oracle (9.x)
  • libgd (2.0.28 or higher) and [GD (2.16 or higher)]
  • Various Perl modules available on CPAN


Also see the CMap FAQ.

Publications, Tutorials, and Presentations

Publications on or mentioning CMap

  • CMap 1.01: a comparative mapping application for the Internet. [1]


Tutorial @ Gramene


Contacts and Mailing Lists

Mailing List Link Description Archive(s)
CMap gmod-cmap Discussion of CMap development, installation problems, etc. Nabble (2010/05+), Sourceforge
gmod-cmap-commits Notification of SVN activity for CMap. Sourceforge

CMap in the wild

Public installations of CMap:

CMap Development

Development team

Lincoln Stein, Doreen Ware, Ben Faga, Ken Youens-Clark

Current status

No development in several years. Future development at hopes to replace CMap with a lighter, Javascript version.

See also


More on CMap

See Category:CMap

The CMap logo was created by Kathy Bracken, a participant in the Spring 2010 Logo Program, while a design student at Linn-Benton Community College.

  1. PMID:19648141
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