Cartographica 1.2.1 released

Cartographica 1.2.1, a minor feature update and bug fix release for 1.2 has been released to all users. It is strongly suggested that users upgrade as soon as possible. Follow the link for more details, or read the release notes.

We have reset the trial period, so that anyone who has previously tried Cartographica can get a new, 15-day key by visiting the Lost Keys page on

This update contains feature enhancements and bug fixes for the 1.2 release. Highlights of this new release include a number of important bug fixes and the following features:

  • Completely rewritten help system. We're continuing to improve this, but this version is much better and covers a lot more ground than previous versions
  • Substantially improved style distribution system, including quartile, quintile, Jenks, equal area, equal count, and equal interval distributions
  • Buffering has been enhanced to allow "inside" buffers by using a negative number instead of a positive one for the distance
  • Improvements to the WFS layers for compatibility with more servers, and better workflow for using servers with certain limitations
  • Split Selected Features command added to split a multi-part feature into its component parts
  • Simplify Selected Features command added to geometrically simplify features (useful to reduce the size of exported data for formats like KML)
  • New disk image layout which includes the Application folder link and instructions to drag the Application to that folder
  • Performance improvements (thanks to those of you who allow telemetry information to be sent for letting us see where these issues have the most impact)
  • New export options for KML export including the ability to set how altitude is interpreted and whether the KML is pretty-printed (doing this substantially increases memory and disk use)
  • Geocode Selection now available by holding down the shift key while using the Tool menu

Cartographica 1.2 and greater require Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

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