TkMap - a program for drawing linear maps and confidence intervals

TkMap is a bioTk program for drawing publication quality linear maps of a set of genetic or RH markers. TkMap is copyrighted material, but may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

For more information, please consult:

TkMap Howto
A short tutorial for using TkMap, with sample screenshots.
Beta Test Site
Preliminary release of the next version of TkMap (we used these for the ASHG'96 chromosome 3 poster).
Screen shot
Full color screen shot of TkMap in action.
Man page
The TkMap manual.
The gzipped tar file with the full TkMap distribution (12 Kb).

To run TkMap you will need these supplemental programs installed on your computer:

  1. tcl version 7.4 and Tk version 4.0 available from
  2. bioTk version 1.3 available from

I also required this patch to bioTk v1.3 map.tcl file in order to be able to correctly draw labels to the left of the map axis. I've sent the patch to the author.

Troglodita approved!

Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga

Most recent change: 2005/1/4 at 22:00
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