DX Atlas is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help radio amateurs view a world map that contains information about the DXCC territories, state and province prefixes, as well as CQ and ITU Zones.
It sports a clean and straightforward layout that allows you to carry out most operations with minimum effort.
The program gives you the possibility to switch between three different viewing modes, namely rectangular display, azimuth, or globe, zoom in or out, and switch to a full screen mode for a better focus on your work.
DX Atlas offers a detailed list with prefixes for territories, cities, and islands, and helps you locate the selected prefix on the map with a simple double-click on the desired location.
You can select a home location, and the antenna and distance parameters are automatically calculated (short and long path) to the current point on the map and in the indexes, as well as check the local time for all territories, provinces, and cities.
What’s more, you can stick pins on different locations, adjust the color of the map for various parameters, such as water, land, small islands, cities, borders, labels, squares, and others, pick the measurement unit, and alter the relief contrast and shadows.
Other notable characteristics worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to export the map to BMP file format, reveal only the relief, display only the ionospheric and geomagnetic data, as well as hide or show the grid lines.
During our testing we have noticed that DX Atlas carries out a task quickly and provides very good image quality. It doesn’t eat up a lot of CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not hampered.
All in all, DX Atlas proves to be a reliable application that comes bundled with a decent feature pack, and is suitable for rookies and professionals alike.