Biovolution has released a new version of its 2005 Apple Design Award runner-up application iMap 3.5.

The application - which is a Universal application for both PowerPC and Intel Macs following the software update - was the runner-up in the Best Mac OS X Student Award category last year. iMap is designed to map large amounts of latitude/longitude data or US ZIP codes. This data can be imported from databases, spreadsheets or GPS receivers.

The software uses a plug-in format, so data can be represented as symbols, charts or images. Maps can be exported as high-quality PDF files for cross-platform viewing.

iMap 3.5 introduces new features, improvements and bug fixes. For example: it now imports industry standard GPX files, making it easy to import GPS data, it can export records in a format that's suitable for use with Google Earth, and it's enabled for Spotlight indexing and search.

A single user licence costs $199. iMap 3.5 is a free update for iMap 3 users.