iMap 2: distribution mapping program for Mac

Steven Dessein steven.dessein at BIO.KULEUVEN.AC.BE
Mon Nov 26 13:24:59 CST 2001

Dear colleagues,

The Laboratory of Plant Systematics (K.U.Leuven, Belgium) just posted the
second version of iMap.
iMap 2 is an easy-to-use program designed for mapping large amounts of
latitude/longitude data.

iMap works with different kinds of picture maps (BMP, TIFF, JPEG, PICT,
GIF or PNG), ensuring appealing and information-rich maps. The program
is supplied with ready-to-use maps. Additional maps can be downloaded
from the Internet, exported from GIS software or they can be scanned.
The calibration of the maps can be done from within iMap.

iMap can plot symbols or characters from any font installed on your
system, enabling to map an unlimited number of different taxa.
Additionally, it offers the possibility to create a movie from a
sequence of maps in order to trace the vegetation history of a certain
Distribution maps can be printed at high resolution or they can be
exported for incorporation in presentations, web pages, posters,
reports, movies or publications.

Some of the new features in iMap 2 include:

* Support for multiple map files: open and plot on more than one map at
the same time.
* Enhanced zoom option: choose one of the 40 zoom levels to view and
calibrate maps.
* Plot several data files at once: plot as many data files as you want
with one click.
* Save a map to PDF: save any map to a PDF file, for cross-platform
* Plot a location: plot a location without entering its co-ordinates into
a data file.
* Write to log file: output the text displayed in the status bar to a
log file.

For more information and to download the free trial version of the program,
visit the iMap website:

Carnoy is $15 shareware (if you cannot afford this, please, contact
peter.schols at The money will be used to improve the
program. Upgrade from iMap v.1 is free!

As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions!

Kind regards,

P. Schols, S. Dessein & E. Smets

Steven Dessein
Laboratory of Plant Systematics
Institute of Botany and Microbiology
Kasteelpark Arenberg 31
B-3001 Leuven

tel. ++ 32 16 321536
fax. ++ 32 16 321968

e-mail: steven.dessein at

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