Last year, I wrote here about the launch of Map Engine, an application that makes it easy for law firms to create attractive and interactive maps to visualize multijurisdictional surveys of laws, regulations or other data.

Although it launched with just one map template, of U.S. states and territories, and later added Europe, it has now gone global, yesterday releasing a major update that includes all regions of the globe.

This latest release adds Latin America, Canada, Asia-Pacific, and Africa and the Middle East.

Still on Map Engine’s roadmap for future development are a variety of additional features and additional map templates, the company said, including federal district courts, state counties, greater municipal areas, and more.

Map Engine was developed as a partnership between Theory and Principle, a legal technology product design and developmendt company, and Sente Advisors, a legal tech innovation consultancy.

As I noted in my original write-up about it, Map Engine is designed to be easy to use. It allows a law firm to create a map simply by uploading a spreadsheet containing the survey data.

The resulting map can be viewed and shared both as a web page or embedded on websites or blogs using iFrame. Maps can be public or secured with a passcode.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.