Map making/plotting software

I wonder if anybody can help me out on this one?

Basically, I recently helped to organizing a conference, and in a follow up letter to sponsors, I want to include a map showing which UK universities had delegates representing them.

Does anybody know of any software which is able to do this? I've seen software such as this - Aardvark Map - Free custom Google Maps in minutes - but it doesn't allow labels. Although it's probably what I'll end up using if this is all that's available.

Copy a google map into word and put text boxes on the map with arrows to the areas?
Thanks Waitout - I was going to run with that idea (except using PowerPoint), but I think I'll check out Geordie's suggestion. Microsoft map point also offer a 60 day free trial.

Cheers guys!
Thanks Polar - that looks good as well (and I hadn't heard of it). I'll have a play with it tonight as well as Microsoft Map Point.

I've used both Mappoint and Mapmaker. If it's a one-off, I'd go for Mappoint (you can import Excel, Access, or CSV lat & long data and automatically plot it with data labels as required). If your going to be doing a lot of maps then Mapmakers' far better, but takes a while to learn well.

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