updated 12:00 pm EDT, Mon April 30, 2001
The Laboratory of Plant Semantics at Belgium's K.U. Leuven has released iMap 1.0, a powerful new free application for mapping large amounts of latitude and longitude data. iMap, which will be available as a native Mac OS X application within a few weeks, comes with a "plethora" of ready-to-use maps or they can be downloaded from the Internet, exported from GIS software or scanned. The application can also create a QuickTime movie from a sequence of maps in order to trace the vegetation history of a certain area.