It's easy to learn the basics in just a few minutes — and free to get started! Start mapping in seconds with no downloads required.
Already have existing data? Our simple import format makes it easy to create a map from a spreadsheet. Import a local spreadsheet or use our Google Sheets integration to build maps from live data (or try crowd-sourcing your map by making your Google Sheet publicly editable).
Organize your project into multiple maps and views to capture different perspectives. Cut through the clutter using filter, focus and showcase.
They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but some people like to know the stories behind the pictures.
Attach additional narrative and data to every element, connection and loop using profiles. We automatically include a few core fields to get you started (type, label, description, and tags). From there you can add as many additional fields as you need.
Decorate individual elements and connections using the data you've added to the profiles.
Use our point-and-click builder to create dynamic data-driven decorations—changing size, color, line thickness and more!
When you're ready for more, use Kumu's powerful CSS-like language to unlock additional decorations and advanced features.
Social network analysis, community detection, clustering, and more!
Use our built-in metrics (such as closeness, betweenness, and eigenvector centrality) to identify key elements and connections. Use our automated community-detection to color elements by community and identify bridges between communities.
Clustering makes it easy to connect elements based on mutual data. Quickly see everyone who works for a given organization or who went to the same school.
When you're ready to share your work with others it's important to make your map as easy to use as possible.
Our powerful view engine not only allows you to customize the style of your maps, but also the controls used to interact with it. Add custom dropdowns, buttons, text, images and more so others can use your map without feeling lost or overwhelmed.
Once you're done building your map, use Kumu's built-in presentation builder to unfold your map step-by-step so others can follow along.
Presentations can include more than just map slides:
Looking to share a single map on another website? Use embeds to create an iframe that you can add to your blog or website.
Whether you're using presentations or embeds, our publishing platform is built to handle as much traffic as you can throw at it (thanks to Amazon's Cloudfront CDN). Share your work with the world with just a few clicks!
When you join Kumu you don't just get access to a tool, you become part of the Kumunity — a creative group of strategists and influencers around the globe hoping to leave the world a little better than they found it.
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We've designed Kumu from the ground up to be a powerful, flexible mapping machine, capable of mapping complexity of all kinds.
Here's a few examples of the many ways our users are currently leveraging Kumu: