May 2010

Advanced Expression Building in MAPublisher - Part 1

The following is a look into using REGEX and LIKE in the MAPublisher Expression Builder.

Expression Builder is a key component of the GIS tools that make MAPublisher a powerful cartographic solution. It can be accessed in the following panels:

  • MAP Attributes "Edit Schema", "Derive Value from Expression"
  • MAP Attributes "Apply Expression"
  • MAP Stylesheets "Edit MAP Stylesheet", "Style Rules: Expression"
  • MAP Selections "New MAP Expression"
  • MAP Selections "Edit MAP Selection"
  • Split Layer tool.

  • Using MAPublisher and Illustrator tools to create great looking road layers

    Here's a question we receive at Avenza support quite often: I've located and imported a GIS layer of road lines with attributes for the city I'm mapping. How can I turn this:

    into this:

    Create Knockouts with MAPublisher 8.3

    We receive many questions about cartographic techniques. A very popular question from MAPublisher users is "How do I mask lines behind contour labels?"

    Adobe Illustrator provided some tools to achieve that through a pretty complicated workflow, so we decided to create our own tool! The upcoming release of MAPublisher 8.3 has a very handy new feature called Create Knockouts, here is how it works.

    First, you need a labelled map - for example contours and labels.

    No knockouts
     
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