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All-in-one Illustration & Mapping Software

  • Complete All-in-one Solution: powerful graphic design and technical illustration software in a single package
  • Market-leading flexibility: Import and export a wide array of image and geospatial formats. See compatible formats >
  • Feature-rich: Comprehensive toolset for vector illustration and image editing
  • Extraordinary detail: Work to 0.035 micron accuracy
  • Simple and Intuitive: Learn fast with intelligent Canvas Assistant, dynamic help, and video tutorials

Canvas X Features    |    Application Overview     |    Example Illustrations    |    What’s New in GIS 2020    |    System Requirements     |     Buy Now

GIS Features

Canvas X GIS builds on the core solution with the addition of a complete geographic module giving you Canvas X along with mapping features. It includes a powerful set of GIS-based features and commands that support a range of geospatial data formats, defining complex map projections, and performing advanced property operations.

New optimization makes it quick and simple to work with documents containing over a million objects. With support for DPI settings for high resolution monitors, this feature-packed software is an essential tool for GIS professionals in sectors including energy, aerospace, automotive, education, and government.

Canvas X GIS’s unique and integrated design environment makes it possible for users to work with and combine all graphical elements, and to apply high-end effects in a single document. Technical illustrators can now open and manipulate documents containing over one million objects in seconds rather than minutes.

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As the go-to application of technical illustrators in precision industries, Canvas X GIS boasts a comprehensive set of vector object illustration and advanced raster image editing tools which provide everything you need to get the job done - all in one integrated, flexible design environment.


Create project-specific customized queries based upon unique properties, values, or other related criteria. Edit your query to meet new project needs, save for ongoing use, or share with colleagues.

Canvas X Features

Create and share industrial quality technical illustrations and graphic designs with maximum ease and precision from within one fully integrated application.  Canvas X is all you need to share your vision.

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Sophisticated vector object and raster image handling for refined visual communication


Comprehensive design environment for technical creativity with precision and clarity


The power and flexibility to share your illustrations and designs in depth and detail

Visual Communication Without Limits

With Canvas X GIS you can create a huge range of visual assets from scratch while also working with numerous imported file types.

See Canvas X in Action

Watch our Canvas X overview to see how our software makes creating complex images simple.


What’s New in Canvas X GIS 2020

Check out just some of the features that have arrived in the 2020 edition of Canvas X GIS.

System Requirements

To activate your software, you will need a valid email address and an internet connection.


Intel® i3 or better 64-bit processor
8 GB RAM installed (16 GB recommended)
4 GB free hard disk space (8 GB recommended)
16-bit color or higher (True color recommended)
1024×768 or higher screen resolution recommended​


Windows® 7​, Windows® 8, or Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10 (all 64-bit OS)​

Canvas X[‘s] . . . deep functionality makes this a great value alternative to the offerings from other companies.

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Simple, flexible pricing


  • Latest release plus upgrades and support

Subscription Savings

  • Instant Access to our latest version with release protection for three years.
  • Get the latest Canvas X GIS for $469 for our three-year plan for the equivalent of $13/month.

Instant Upgrade

  • Every benefit of our 3-Year plan but specially priced for existing customers looking for access to the latest releases and support. Just $249 for three years.
  • Have Canvas? Log into CanvasID to get Canvas X 2020 for less than $6/month.

Try the full application without any limitations or restrictions for 14 days.