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Geographic Imager 3.0 Public Beta Announced

Avenza Systems is pleased to release the new Geographic Imager 3.0 Beta to the public.

Participation in this beta program benefits you and your organization by providing early access to a pre-release version of Geographic Imager and allows you to contribute to the process of ensuring that the final release is as robust and functional as possible. It will give you the opportunity to use new features, report potential bugs and suggest software improvements that may be incorporated into the final product or considered for a future update. Interested users must register for the beta by completing the beta NDA.

Some of the new features included in Geographic Imager 3.0 are:

  • Adobe Photoshop x64 support
  • All Geographic Imager operations are now fully scriptable/actionable
  • Interactive GeoCrop with image and crop extent preview
  • Improved Georeferencing
    • ability to specify different coordinate system for referencing
    • ability to remove georeferencing
  • New GeoCrop dialog box
    • includes image view
    • ability to crop using another image
    • ability to crop using coordinate system envelope
  • Preview for GeoCrop (partial) import
  • Improved DEM support
    • DEM schema support
  • DEM Mosaicking (for documents imported with the same schema)
  • New file format support for:
    • BigTIFF
    • ESRI BIL
  • New easy-to-use licensing management system
  • Various performance and improvement tweaks

Anybody can download the Geographic Imager 3.0 public beta and start using it and testing it immediately. You do not need to own (or have tried) a previous version of Geographic Imager. You can download the beta and use it until the product activation expires. The current Geographic Imager 3.0 public beta will expire two weeks after it is activated. All beta activations must be done as a demo or evaluation. Extensions may be requested by contacting Avenza Support.

Please note that the software available in this public beta is not a final release. The product quality and the features are still being developed and completed, meaning this product carries certain risks compared to a final release product. We have tested the product thoroughly and do not anticipate serious issues but for critical work, you should rely on the current version, Geographic Imager 2.5.

Avenza Releases MAPublisher 8.2 for Adobe Illustrator

– Powerful cartographic suite now supports geospatial PDF and ESRI databases –

Toronto, ON, November 24, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 8.2 for Adobe Illustrator. MAPublisher 8.2 is the latest version of this powerful mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data for both print and electronic distribution and now offers support for both creating geospatial PDF files from within Adobe Creative Suite and importing GIS map data directly from ESRI geodatabases.

MAPublisher 8.2 for Adobe Illustrator is a full product upgrade that is free of charge to all current MAPublisher Maintenance Program subscribers and replaces the current shipping version of MAPublisher, version 8.1, for all new customers using Adobe Illustrator CS3 and/or CS4.

“MAPublisher 8.2 is another major advance for this powerful and widely used cartographic and map-design platform,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza, “MAPublisher now offers the first and only solution for creating geospatial PDF files from within Adobe Creative Suite and with the inclusion of import support for ESRI geodatabases offers a truly comprehensive map design and publishing solution.” he added.

MAPublisher 8.2 includes all the significant functionality introduced in earlier releases of MAPublisher as well as the following new features and enhancements.

New Features of MAPublisher 8.2 for Adobe Illustrator

  • Export to Geospatial PDF with optional retention of attributes and referencing for re-import to Illustrator
  • Support for the new MAPublisher spatial database import system for ESRI geodatabases (additional license required. Windows only)
  • Upgraded functionality for the MAPublisher LabelPro collision-free rule-based labeling system (additional license required)
  • Dozens of improvements & enhancements for the MAP Web Author Tool for automatic creation of interactive Flash maps
  • New MAP Measurement tool for measuring lengths, perimeters and areas in page or map units
  • Import and export of KMZ files
  • Enhanced grid and graticule functionality with a number of new features including full support for rotated MAP Views
  • New functionality to create attributes for text objects from corresponding map features
  • New functionality to create a map index using additional feature attributes
  • Enhanced Expression Builder with recently used list and many new functions
  • Enhanced Preferences options includes dozens of new customizable items for most MAPublisher functions
  • Upgraded MAP View panels with new functionality
  • Various other user interface improvements and performance enhancements to improve usability

More about MAPublisher for Illustrator

MAPublisher for Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency.

MAPublisher 8.2 for Illustrator is available free of charge to all MAPublisher for Illustrator customers with a valid maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance members at US$549. New licenses are US$1249. Academic, floating and volume pricing is available. Prices include 1 year of maintenance. Full details are available at www.avenza.com/mapublisher.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

Avenza Announces Geospatial PDF Export from Adobe Illustrator

– New MAPublisher® version supports creation of spatial accurate and attribute rich PDF files –

Toronto, ON, November 24, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager® spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop® is pleased to announce that the latest release of MAPublisher, version 8.2, provides MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator users with geospatial PDF export capability, allowing users to create spatially accurate PDF documents, complete with the full map attribute schema which may be queried and searched, and upon which true distances can be measured within Adobe Acrobat.

Geospatial PDF export functionality is included as a standard feature with the new MAPublisher 8.2 release, the latest version of this powerful mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data, and will offer complete support for the Adobe geospatial PDF specification which was released with Acrobat 9 along with an advanced attribute feature set.

“This is the first and only solution that enables map-makers to create attribute-rich geospatial PDF files from within a non-GIS environment,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “This industry has demanded an “intelligent” spatial PDF solution for a long time and we are very pleased to offer support for the Adobe geospatial PDF specification so that users of MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator can import GIS data, create publication quality maps and output a PDF file that retains all the geospatial and attribute data in a searchable and queriable manner.” he added.

Features of the MAPublisher Geospatial PDF Exporter

The MAPublisher Geospatial PDF exporter offers the ability to generate Adobe Acrobat PDF files that contain all the cosmetic features of the completed Adobe Illustrator map document as well as all the GIS data attributes and co-ordinate information of the original GIS data files, such that within Adobe Acrobat the following functionality can be performed without the aid of any special tools, plugins or other special extensions to Adobe Acrobat.

  • View map locations in various coordinate systems including decimal degrees, DMS, Military Grid and more.
  • Find a location in a map and mark it with a comment
  • Measure distances on a map using real-world units (miles, kilometers, feet, etc.)
  • Reveal the attributes of map features by clicking on the feature within the map document
  • Search by map attribute values to reveal all map features that satisfy the query
  • Option to retain attributes and georeferencing for re-import to Illustrator/MAPublisher

More about MAPublisher 8.2 for Illustrator

MAPublisher for Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency.

MAPublisher 8.2 for Illustrator, include geospatial PDF export functionality, is available free of charge to all MAPublisher for Illustrator customers with a valid maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance members at US$549. New licenses are US$1249. Academic, floating and volume pricing is available. Prices include 1 year of maintenance. Full details are available at www.avenza.com. Full details are available at www.avenza.com/mapublisher.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services.   Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

Avenza Releases MAPublisher with Spatial Database Support

– New MAPublisher add-on offers import from ESRI databases –

Toronto, ON, November 24, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager® spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop® is pleased to announce that the latest release of MAPublisher, version 8.2, supports the direct import of GIS data to Adobe Illustrator from ESRI geodatabases.

The MAPublisher 8.2 spatial database importer supports direct import of GIS data from ESRI Personal Geodatabases (.mdb), ESRI File Geodatabases (.gdb), and ESRI ArcSDE servers and supports the following feature types: point, line, polygon, Bezier curve and annotations (text). The MAPublisher Spatial Database importer also allows for SQL queries and spatial filters to be executed upon import. Spatial database import functionality is available for Windows only as an optional add-on to MAPublisher 8.2. Some spatial database importers require the presence of a valid ArcGIS license.

“Direct data import from spatial databases has long been wished for by MAPublisher users and we are very excited and proud to introduce this functionality as an optional add-on with MAPublisher 8.2,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza, “We know that both enterprise users who store their data in larger ESRI ArcSDE geodatabases and individuals working with personal and file geodatabases will find this powerful new importer to be a great leap forward in MAPublisher’s evolution.” he added.

The MAPublisher spatial database importer offers the following advanced import functions in addition to all standard functionality found in MAPublisher 8.2 for Windows:

  • Direct import from ESRI Personal Geodatabase (requires ArcGIS license)
  • Direct import from ESRI File Geodatabase (requires ArcGIS license)
  • Direct import from ArcSDE servers (requires ArcGIS or ArcReader license)
  • Support for point, line, polygon and Bezier curve geometries
  • Support for Annotations
  • SQL attribute query support executed on import to enable import of specific features only
  • Spatial filter executed on data import to enable selective importation based on defined data extents
  • Support for subtypes and domains during import

 

The MAPublisher spatial database importer for Illustrator is available as an add-on option for MAPublisher 8.2, for Windows only, for US$599. MAPublisher users with active MAPublisher maintenance may purchase the MAPublisher spatial database importer for only US$349. New MAPublisher 8.2 licenses including MAPublisher spatial database functionality are US$1549. Academic, floating license and volume pricing is available. Prices include 1 year of maintenance. Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

More about MAPublisher for Illustrator

MAPublisher for Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency. Full details are available at www.avenza.com/mapublisher.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

Avenza Appoints GrafCAD as Distributor in Turkey

Toronto, ON, October 20, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher and MAPublisher LabelPro cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator, Geographic Imager spatial imaging tools for Adobe Photoshop as well as MAPdataUSA, MAPdataCanada and MAPdataWorld royalty-free GIS data sets is pleased to announce that GrafCAD of Istanbul, Turkey has been appointed to distribute and resell Avenza products in Turkey.

“As a reseller of Adobe products in Turkey, we have been following Avenza’s MAPublisher and Geographic Imager products for years and we recognize their great value to mapping professionals and cartographers.” said Adem Özay, General Manager of GrafCAD. “We know that there is great potential in Turkey and we look forward to working with Avenza to realize this opportunity”, he added.

GrafCAD will be responsible for local marketing and promotion as well as local and regional order fulfillment and support services.

“We receive regular inquiries from Turkey for all our products and see Turkey and the region as an untapped market for us.” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “With GrafCAD’s Adobe marketing experience and contacts in the CAD and GIS markets we are confident that MAPublisher and Geographic Imager will find their rightful places amongst users in that market”, he added.

More about MAPublisher and Geographic Imager

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency.

Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this powerful raster-based image-editing software.

Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products.  The Company also offers product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about GrafCAD

GrafCAD is supplier of software, hardware, consulting, training and support services especially Graphics and CAD area since 1994. Visit www.grafcad.com for more details.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

GrafCAD ● Tel: 90-216-418-27-02 ● info@grafcad.comwww.grafcad.com

MAPublisher Instructional Video DVD Released

– Five-hour instructional video set now available for this powerful cartographic software suite –

Toronto, ON, September 8, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher and MAPublisher LabelPro cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator, Geographic Imager spatial imaging tools for Adobe Photoshop as well as MAPdataUSA, MAPdataCanada and MAPdataWorld royalty-free GIS data sets and Red Geographics, GIS consultants and an Avenza dealer based in The Netherlands, are pleased to announce the release of the MAPublisher Training Videos, a set of training videos produced by Red Geographics for Avenza’s MAPublisher cartographic plug-in for Adobe Illustrator.

“With this set of training videos, users can receive similar high-quality instruction for MAPublisher that is normally available through online or in-class training, but with the advantage of going through it at their own pace and repeating it as desired.” said Hans van der Maarel, owner of Red Geographics. “This will be a great asset for experienced users as well as people who are just starting out with MAPublisher”, he added.

This 5-hour set of videos, with a voice-over in English, is aimed at both novice and experienced MAPublisher users and covers the same amount of material as a 2-day training course. Composed of a series of 12 individual movies addressing all of the MAPublisher functions, including special attention paid to new features such as the new MAP Web Author and MAPublisher LabelPro tools, this DVD bases its instruction upon common, real-life scenarios and includes all supporting dataset.

“We applaud the initiative demonstrated by Red Geographics in creating this video compilation and the highly professional and thorough nature of its presentation.” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “The instructional content of these videos provides the perfect self-learning environment for both novice and experienced MAPublisher users alike and is bound to turn anyone into an expert very quickly”, he added.

The complete MAPublisher video DVD is available immediately at US$249 (plus shipping) from Avenza, with a US$50 discount being offered to members of the MAPublisher maintenance program, as well as directly from Red Geographics and other MAPublisher dealers in Europe and elsewhere including Screen + Paper GmbH in Germany. Visit the tutorial video product page.

More About MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency and style. Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

More About Red Geographics

Red Geographics, founded in 2004 and based in The Netherlands, operates in the fields of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), geographical data, Spatial ETL, 3D visualization and digital cartography, offering consultancy and training, performing data translation and transformation services as well as creating both 2D and 3D maps and visualizations. Red Geographics’ goal is to help clients optimize the way they work with geographical data and information, thereby increasing gains from using this information. Red Geographics is also a distributor of several software products aimed at the GIS/Cartography market, including MAPublisher, Geographic Imager and other Avenza products.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:

Avenza Systems Inc.
+1-416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

Red Geographics
+31-168-401035
info@redgeographics.com
www.redgeographics.com

Screen + Paper
+49-8161-97 94
info@screen-paper.de
www.screen-paper.de

Geographic Imager 2.5 for Adobe Photoshop Released

– Powerful geospatial plug-in suite now supports DEMs, MrSID, ECW and more –

Toronto, ON, August 5, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher and MAPublisher LabelPro cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator, Geographic Imager spatial imaging tools for Adobe Photoshop as well as MAPdataUSA, MAPdataCanada and MAPdataWorld royalty-free GIS data sets, announces the release of Geographic Imager 2.5 for Adobe Photoshop. Geographic Imager 2.5 is the latest version of this powerful software that adds geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop.

“This release of Geographic Imager takes Adobe Photoshop to a new level with the added support for a multitude of new spatial image formats including ECW, MrSID and DEM, said Doug Smith, Avenza’s Director of Sales. “The support for so many dedicated spatial image formats significantly improves Geographic Imager and Adobe Photoshop as a viable solution for spatial analysis and imaging,” he added.

Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. In addition to allowing the use of Photoshop and its powerful native imaging functions such as cropping, transparencies, individual pixel editing and brightness/contrast control, Geographic Imager adds the ability to import and recognize most georeferenced raster image formats, automatically mosaic and tile images, reproject and transform images, geo-reference images based on ground control points and re-export images with all spatial information intact.

 

New Features in Geographic Imager version 2.5

  • Adds import support for the following DEM formats: Arc/Info ASCII Grid & Binary Grid, DEM USGS/CDED ASCII, Military Elevation Data / DTED, SDTS transfer and SRTM
  • Adds import support for the following additional formats: ECW, JPEG 2000, MrSID, PCI EASI/PACE, SGI
  • Automatic coordinate system transformation during mosaicking – allows images with different coordinate systems and pixel sizes to be mosaicked by automatically transforming the images to the same coordinate system and pixel size as the destination image in a single process.
  • Crop on import – crops incoming images in the newly supported raster formats to a specified size upon import thus allowing large images, which could not be opened, to be successfully imported.

 

General Features and Benefits of Geographic Imager

  • Allows the use of Adobe Photoshop native functionality without destroying the spatial properties of the image
  • Import and export a variety of commonly used spatial raster data formats along with all georeferencing
  • Georeference non-referenced imagery with Ground Control Point (GCP) transformation
  • Reprojection of spatial imagery
  • Automatic mosaicking and tiling of spatial imagery
  • Export reference points as a csv or log file
  • Automated scripting allows for use of Geographic Imager tasks in conjunction with Photoshop’s automation tools
  • Mac, Windows and floating licenses available

More about Geographic Imager

Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software.

Geographic Imager 2.5 for Photoshop is available in now as a free upgrade for all Geographic Imager customers with a valid maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance members at US$319. New licenses are US$699 for a single-user fixed commercial license. Prices include 1 year of maintenance. Educational and floating licenses as well as discounted MAPublisher/Geographic Imager bundles are also available. Full details are available at www.avenza.com/geographicimager.
More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

 

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

Beuth Hochschule fuer Technik Berlin (University of Applied Sciences) chooses Avenza’s MAPublisher and Geographic Imager

Beuth Hochschule fuer Technik Berlin (University of Applied Sciences) chooses Avenza’s MAPublisher and Geographic Imager

Toronto, ON, August 4, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce that the Civil Engineering and Geoinformation department at Beuth University of Berlin (Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin), formerly Technische Fachhochschule in Berlin Germany has deployed multiple licenses of both MAPublisher and Geographic software for use in their cartography and GIS labs.

“We are using both programs (MAPublisher & Geographic Imager) in the Bachelor degree courses for Cartography and Geomedia and in the Master degree course Acquisition and Visualization of Geodata. Both programs provide very valuable functions within the intersecting area of GIS, remote sensing and cartography”, said Dr. Ursula Ripke of the university’s cartographic laboratory. “We have found that both programs are essential for our work especially for satellite image based cartography”, she added.

Avenza’s products will be primarily used in the software lab by staff and students towards their degrees as well as in faculty-student collaborative research projects. All users will be able to take advantage of the graphics capabilities of MAPublisher, Geographic Imager and Adobe Creative Suite to produce high-quality maps and work with spatial imagery.

More about MAPublisher and Geographic Imager

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency. Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com/mapublisher.

Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this powerful raster-based image-editing software. Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com/geographicimager.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about the Civil Engineering and Geoinformation department at Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin

The department houses 8 study courses leading to Bachelor and Master degrees in Civil Engineering, Cartography, Geoinformation and Geodesy. Particular attention is given to practice-orientation in studies, teaching and research. Practical training is supported by several well-equipped laboratories. Among these, the lab for cartography and reproductional techniques is responsible for basic and advanced studies in cartography, internet and multimedia presentations as well as geodata visualization.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

Geoinformation Department at Beuth University
Tel: 49-030-4504-2026
ripke@beuth-hochschule.de
www.beuth-hochschule.de

MAPublisher to Offer Geospatial PDF Support

– New MAPublisher release to provide geospatial PDF export from Adobe® Illustrator® –

Toronto, ON, July 13, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager® spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop® is pleased to announce that the upcoming release of MAPublisher, version 8.2, will provide MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator users with geospatial PDF export capability.

Geospatial PDF export functionality is to be included as a standard feature with the new MAPublisher 8.2 release, the upcoming version of this powerful mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data, and will offer complete support for the Adobe geospatial PDF specification which was released with Acrobat 9 along with an advanced attribute feature set.

“MAPublisher users, map-makers and GIS professionals in general have demanded an “intelligent” spatial PDF solution for a long time and we are very pleased to offer support for the Adobe geospatial PDF specification,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza, “Users of MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator will now be able to import GIS data, create publication quality maps and output a PDF file of the same publication quality that retains all the geospatial and attribute data in a searchable and queriable manner.” he added.

The MAPublisher Geospatial PDF exporter offers the ability to generate Adobe Acrobat PDF files that contain all the cosmetic features of the completed Adobe Illustrator map document as well as all the GIS data attributes and co-ordinate information of the original GIS data files such that within Adobe Acrobat the following functionality can be performed without the aid of any special tools, plugins or special extensions to Adobe Acrobat.

  • View map locations in various coordinate systems including decimal degrees, DMS, Military Grid and more.
  • Find a location in a map and mark it with a comment
  • Measure distances on a map using real-world units (miles, kilometers, feet, etc.)
  • Reveal the attributes of map features by clicking on the feature within the map document.
  • Search by map attribute values to reveal all map features that satisfy the query.

 

MAPublisher 8.2 for Illustrator, including export to geospatial PDF will be available in the third quarter of 2009 and will be provided free-of-charge to all MAPublisher Maintenance Program subscribers. Users without a valid maintenance subscription may purchase MAPublisher 8.2 as an upgrade. Academic, floating license and volume pricing is available. Prices include 1 year of maintenance. Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

More about MAPublisher for Illustrator

MAPublisher for Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency. For more information about MAPublisher, visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher.

More about Adobe Geospatial PDF

“Geospatial PDF” is the terminology used by Adobe Systems Inc. to identify PDF files that have embedded georeference information and is an Adobe specification that georeferences the appropriate components of a map or other spatial document layout. Map documents are now being published by USGS, NGA, and others in this extended PDF format.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

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