MapViewer 8 is a mapping and spatial analysis software package for producing publication-quality thematic maps. Designed for scientists, engineers, business professionals and those in academia, MapViewer offers 16 unique and fully customizable map types. Users can overlay maps on multiple layers and add graticule lines, scale bars, legends and title bars to create a professional and visually striking display. The Multi-Graph Map allows users to plot fully-customizable, unique line/scatter graphs in each boundary of their map. A Contiguous option on the Cartogram Map presents a compelling way to display thematic map data. Symbol maps can be colored according to a second variable, allowing for two times the information to be displayed in one dynamic map. Points on a Pin Map can be sized proportionally, so a user picks a data column and minimum and maximum symbol sizes, and the software does the rest to create an informative map. Additional features include the ability to download raster base maps from online WMS servers, the ability to perform queries across multiple layers, and the ability to create class-based Hatch Maps and Territory Maps from text date columns.