CMap3D is a 3D visualisation tool for comparative genetic maps that runs on top of a CMap database. CMap, a GMOD component, is a common tool for the storage, comparison and visualisation of genetic maps. However, current map visualisation in CMap is limited to the comparison of adjacent aligned maps. CMap3D overcomes this limitation. Multiple genetic maps can now be compared in three-dimensional space. The CMap3D visualisation tool is based on a client server model ensuring operability with current CMap data repositories.
CMap3D can be applied to any species where genetic map information is available and enables rapid, direct comparison between multiple aligned maps. For more on CMap3D see the CMap3D page at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), the PAG 2010 presentation on CMap3D (and other tools), and the CMap3D paper in Bioinformatics.