Our newest issue’s striking cover image is an example of the graphical output of PASSaGE 2, an application providing a broad array of spatial statistical analyses not commonly found in other software packages or GIS software, documented in this edition of Methods in Ecology and Evolution. In this case, the image represents a colour-graded surface map of elevation data.

The citable reference for PASSaGE: Pattern Analysis, Spatial Statistics and Geographic Exegesis. Version 2, by Michael S. Rosenberg and Corey Devin Anderson, is available for free from Wiley Online Library, while the software and user manual are available from the PASSaGE project website.