HemoSpat IconFORident Software is pleased to announce the release of HemoSpat v1.1 for Mac OS X 10.4 and Windows 2000/XP. The biggest change in this version is the addition of the 2D Viewer. This gives you top, side, and front views of the scene so you may verify that the virtual strings for each pattern look correct.

There are a few other changes and fixes as well. For a complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

We look forward to working with you!

This week I attended the annual IABPA training conference in Corning, NY, USA.

As with last year’s conference in Santa Barbara, there was quite a large group from Europe in attendance and an especially large group from The Netherlands. It was nice to see so many familiar faces and great to meet new people and to put faces to names.

I learned quite a bit at this conference – how nasty hotel rooms can be, similarities between dismembered body disposal methods in London and Dublin, how far you can walk after taking a power saw to your own throat, how to bury the hatchet, and more mundane things like information about the IABPA itself and the relationship with the Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN). It was also great to see the amount of interest in HemoSpat amongst the attendees.

Thank you everyone for your input on the project and I look forward to working with you!

Andy Maloney

Lead Developer, HemoSpat

The August 2006 issue of Law Enforcement Technology Magazine has an article in it about HemoSpat. It gives a bit of insight into Andy’s background and motivation for writing HemoSpat, as well as highlighting its features.

You can read the article at

At FORident Software, we believe that software which plays nicely with others benefits everyone. This means using a common format and working to ensure the two software products are compatible.

We are pleased to announce that The CAD Zone has verified that HemoSpat’s DXF output and its ASCII Coordinate output are compatible with The Crime Zone 3D scene reconstruction software.

We look forward to working with any other vendors interested in ensuring compatibility.