Computer program for plotting distributional data.

Wayne Maddison wmaddisn at INTERCHANGE.UBC.CA
Mon Sep 26 11:43:05 CDT 2005

There is a new package of modules for Mesquite in prerelease (beta)
that plots distributions; see  You can supply
your own maps, which gives you flexibility as to region, style of
map, and so on.

Wayne Maddison

At 1:27 PM -0400 26.9.2005, Marc Branham wrote:
>Hello All,
>I am looking for a computer program that will plot points (collecting
>localities) on maps of  various regions of the world by entering lat. and
>long. coordinates. I know of several programs that will work for areas
>within the United States, but I need one that also covers regions outside
>of the U.S.. Ideally, I would like the output to be points plotted on a
>black and white line drawing of map showing political boundaries.
>I know that ArcView can do this, but that it is very expensive and has a
>steep learning curve. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions?
>Best wishes,
>Marc Branham, Ph.D.

Wayne Maddison
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