CompassOwl has released an update for OwlView, bringing it to version 1.2. OwlView is a utility for creating thematic maps. The update features improved map color schemes and other display options. According to CompassOwl:
CompassOwl today updated OwlView, its simple inexpensive thematic mapping application for Macintosh, to version 1.2.
OwlView allows a user to combine data from a spreadsheet, database or text file with geographic boundaries to produce maps which visually display patterns of spatial distribution within the data.
Features include: the option to count, sum or average items in an address list or other list, four classification methods (Equal Counts, Equal Ranges, Natural Breaks and Custom), specifiable category count, ten color schemes and modifiable legend. Maps can be printed or exported as PICT files containing vector polygon objects.
New features include improved map color schemes, the ability to define custom classification categories, and more options for the display of place names and outlines. Additionally, OwlView is now recordable and scriptable using AppleScript.
You can find more information about the OwlView update at the CompassOwl Web site. OwlView 1.2 is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$35.00.