ADW has released Pythagoras, a geographical information system with computer-aided design software for the Mac. Pythagoras allows users to define drawing elements in both paper and real dimensions, and offers the creation of thematic maps using perpendicular and parallel lines, as well as arcs, polygons, and layers. The main function of the application is to analyze and visualize space information in two dimensions, instead of being limited to geographical objects.
Other features include an intelligent cursor that automatically snaps to the closest target, along with a context-sensitive control panel that shows data for the items currently under the cursor. Pythagoras GIS+CAD works with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher; pricing is available through ADW.