MAP-LAB: A MATLAB Graphical User Interface for generating maps

Graphical User Interface (GUI) for generating maps using the mapping package M_Map.
Updated 3 Nov 2016

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MAP-LAB is a MATLAB-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), created for producing maps and visualizing data sets related to geodetic and oceanographic applications. The main idea behind the design of MAP-LAB was to provide MATLAB users and researchers with an efficient and easy-to-use GUI to generate maps without the need of writing scripts or using MATLAB’s command window. MAP-LAB utilizes the capabilities of the M_Map mapping toolbox, which is a library of functions and tools aided to plot geospatial information. Just run the file start.m and visualize your spatial field with a few clicks!
This is MAP-LAB Lite version. For downloading the MAP-LAB Full version, please go to the following website:

Cite As

Dimitrios Piretzidis (2024). MAP-LAB: A MATLAB Graphical User Interface for generating maps (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Version Published Release Notes

Changes of updated version:
- Minor bugs are found and corrected.
- User Guide added.

Changes of updated version:
- Buttons are replaced by a menu.
- More options added (e.g., title and axis captions, political boundaries etc...).
- Ability to load data from MATLAB's Workspace added.