The interactive map platform


Interactive map platform for research & academia

Interactive mapping projects for social sciences, academic and research projects

Research & Academia

Humap is a user-friendly map which researchers will understand and use intuitively – tested extensively and backed by years of award-winning user-experience design research

For researchers

Whether it’s an ongoing or a completed project, Humap is the perfect platform to communicate and report on your research, creating a narrative in the context of an interactive map.

Built as a hosted software-as-a-service, sole researchers can jump on Humap’s Individual plan and get started with a project straightaway. Upload records, geospatial data, and create collections with the use of Humap’s extensive taxonomy (categories and tagging) feature. Show colleagues your work in a non-technical and user-friendly way.

For academic and research institutions

Expand Humap out to your school or department and allow your students to access more Humap features and the ability to create individual projects per student. An academic institute license allows for a greater feature set per project including higher volumes of records, collections and trails and data overlays.


  • built as a modern web-based software as a service, not a clunky 1990s desktop software trade-off
  • accessible to users with assistive needs (regularly audited for accessibility compliance to WAI AA standards)
  • choose whether your content is public or internal-only
  • share a common platform across different departments and projects.
  • discrete projects for departments, teams and/or individual researchers to work on their own content
  • plot a combination of narrative records and collections with geospatial data points and overlays on an interactive map

So, whatever stage you’re at in your project thinking, contact Miriam on the details below and let’s talk about how Humap can allow you and others to interact with your research via place and story.

Research features


Show layers of data and geo-rectified maps. Data and maps can be grouped together to form one layer and multiple layers shown. Users can switch them on and off, make them transparent or reorder them. Layers can be plans, networks and borders.


Create associations between your project’s records, collections, and overlays by assigning categories and tags through Humap’s taxonomy system. As the project owner, you decide on the terms and structure of your taxonomy. A powerful feature that can reveal previously unseen links across seemingly disparate content types.


Records can be grouped into collections by whatever they have in common. Multiple collections can be viewed together or separately on the map. Each collection can tell a different story within your project about different characters, places, or themes. The system is so flexible, a record can belong to many different collections.


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Miriam, Humap Head of Partnerships

Speak to Miriam, Head of Partnerships about how we can work together to bring your data and content to life on Humap.