dot distribution maps

Hugh McGuinness hmcguinness at
Thu Feb 5 13:04:56 EST 2009

Please reply to the list with this request, as I am also interested in  
this question.


Hugh McGuinness
The Ross School
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
hmcguinness at

On Feb 5, 2009, at 12:46 PM, Richard Worth wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was wondering what software people use to make all those really  
> clean dot-distribution maps I see in publications (e.g. the MONA  
> series)?  It looks like you can select exactly the geographic region  
> of interest anywhere in the world on the base map and then apply the  
> data. Looks like you can also choose political boundaries, rivers,  
> etc. How is the data applied? Does the software exist for Mac OS  We  
> have GIS capability here but it takes a long time to become  
> proficient and many of the map layers are not needed.
> TIA for any help and best regards,  Richard
> Richard Worth
> Entomologist / Lepidopterist
> Plant Division
> Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
> 635 Capitol St. NE
> Salem, OR  97301
> 503-986-6461
> 503-871-7108: cell
> rworth at

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