Avenza Systems History
Based upon technology which was originally started by its predecessor, Avenza Global Technologies Corp., Avenza Systems Inc. successfully develops software products that enable GIS professionals and cartographers worldwide to use the power and functionality of high-end graphics programs to produce maps. Many GIS software products are designed to maintain geographic information, however, a fundamental deficiency is their inability to effectively create great looking maps for publication. Cartographers and GIS users have always sought the ability to produce maps in a graphics program in order to make use of the flexible graphic tools.
Avenza responded and created MAPublisher®, a software solution that transforms Adobe Illustrator to handle GIS and map data in a graphics environment. MAPublisher provides over 40 precision cartographic and GIS tools that map-makers need, in addition to the wide array of drawing tools that Adobe Illustrator already offers. Following the success of MAPublisher, Avenza released Geographic Imager®, a set of geospatial image tools for Adobe Photoshop to work with a variety of industry standard image formats. Avenza strives to make MAPublisher and Geographic Imager the worldwide standard for the creation and publication of maps and the editing and manipulation of geospatial imagery. From its developments, Avenza has well established itself as a third-party developer for Adobe Systems Inc. of San Jose, California and is a long-standing member of the ESRI Business Partner Program.
Over time, Avenza has kept pace with new technologies and shifts in the competitive GIS and map-making industry. Our commitment to our large base of users and the current trends that drive the industry allows us to continue developing innovative software and solutions.