Concept Map Maker

Visualize Concepts and Their Relationships

Graphically organize information and visualize how various concepts are related to each other.

  • Customizable concept map templates
  • Real-time visual collaboration
  • Attach notes, data and comments to concepts
Concept Map Maker
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How to Create a Concept Map?

Visualize Complex Concept Maps in Minutes

Visualize Complex Concept Maps in Minutes

Visualize Complex Concept Maps in Minutes

Simple to use drag and drop tools to quickly add concepts and link them to related topics.

Multiple concept map templates to quickly visualize information and graphically organize them.

Automatic drawing with Plus Create and color themes to organize related concepts according to color.


Develop a Shared Understanding

Develop a Shared Understanding

Import images, vectors and more into the canvas to create more data-rich and informative concept maps.

Embed documents and references and link them to specific topics- use in-app previews for easy access.

Easy to use visual canvas to create multiple versions of concept maps, move topics and subtopics around to create the most easy-to-understand visual representation.

Develop a Shared Understanding
Rapidly Generate & Structure Ideas

Rapidly Generate & Structure Ideas

Rapidly Generate & Structure Ideas

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Collaborate with team members on a shared canvas and organize concepts together.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Advanced collaborator controls to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing of concept maps.

Comment with context, have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas. Async!

Export concept maps as SVGs, PDFs, JPEGs and PNGs to publish, present, print, or share.


Augment and Interact with Your Data

Augment and Interact with Your Data

Add even more interaction to your concept maps by adding reference notes and other key details to each node with custom properties and additional data fields.

Infinite visual canvas to build databases/ wikis to collect and organize multiple concept maps together.

Frames and containers to split canvas to boards. Organize content to create and conduct interactive presentations.

Universal, full-text search to easily find specific nodes and information in large, complex concept maps

Augment and Interact with Your Data

What is a Concept Map?

A concept map is a visual tool that represents how ideas and concepts are related to each other. Concepts or ideas are represented by nodes- usually in circles or boxes and relationships are represented by arrows that connect the ideas together. These arrows are known as cross-links.

How to Make a Concept Map?

  • First, select the right platform to create a concept map, you need a space where you can easily move ideas around and reorganize concepts. Creately’s concept map maker provides a collaborative workspace that is perfect for creating concept maps in any collective group session.
  • Begin by identifying the focus question- which is the problem your concept map is trying to solve.
  • Now identify all the key concepts that are related to this focus question. Create a ‘parking lot’ of ideas- which is a list of related topics that are ranked from the most specific to the most general concepts.
  • Begin to draw the map keeping the focus question at the center and the related topics branching out from it.
  • Link the concepts together with arrows - make sure to add linking words or phrases to explain how concepts are related.
  • You can color-code each parent node for better clarity to easily trace how ideas are related to each other.