Citation & Credit ˇ


Cartographer: A Mesquite package for plotting geographic data

Version 1.60

Lead developers
David R. Maddison, Oregon State University
Wayne P. Maddison, University of British Columbia


The Cartographer package allows one to plot the geographic location of taxa onto a calibrated map. It can either plot taxa separately in a taxa window, like this:

or this

Base map from Snyder, 1987

or on a tree in a tree window, as shown here:

Image of North America courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Cartographer requires Mesquite 3.5 or later.

Pages available via the links on the left provide details on the operation of Cartographer.