Computer program for plotting distributional data.

Peter Schols peter.schols at BIO.KULEUVEN.AC.BE
Mon Sep 26 22:59:53 CDT 2005

Hi Marc,

Apologies for the shameless plug, but if you are on a Mac, you should
have a look at iMap.
The program can import data from Excel, Filemaker, Access and other
databases. iMap comes with more than 80 maps (worldwide coverage),
available for free on the iMap website. And you can create your own,
custom maps on the NOAA website. It's also quite easy to learn and use.
More information is available at:

Best wishes,


On 26 Sep 2005, at 19:27, 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
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