MAPublisher Training Videos

MAPublisher training videos offer a great value to learn and train about MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator

Avenza Systems has partnered with Red Geographics to offer a complete set of MAPublisher training videos. These tutorial videos, while not intended to replace a hands-on training course, will offer you a complete rundown of all MAPublisher features through a number of practical exercises. All necessary tutorial data is included in the package so that you can work along with the videos.

The hi-res Quicktime videos were developed by Hans van der Maarel of Red Geographics, a cartographer and GIS consultant with over ten years of experience using MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator. Special care was taken to match the tutorials to real-world applications of MAPublisher.

Whether you are a long-time MAPublisher user, keeping your cartography skills up-to-date, or a novice with no prior experience, these tutorial videos are an ideal way to learn about MAPublisher.

Download a 2 minute sample video (Quicktime MOV format, high resolution, 30 MB) to see the image and sound quality and instructional technique.


The training videos contain more than 4 hours of content (covering the same amount of material as 2+ days of hands-on training) and is divided into several sessions, ranging in length from 15 to 50 minutes. These videos are in English only.

Session 1: MAP Views
  • Simple Import
  • Advanced Import
  • Multiple MAP Views
  • Multiple Art Boardss
  • Geodatabases

Session 2: Attributes and Selections
  • MAP Attributes
  • Attribute Schema
  • Selection Filters

Session 3: MAP Themes
  • Stylesheets
  • Charts
  • Dot Density

Session 4: Data Creation
  • Area Plotter
  • Line Plotter
  • Point Plotter
  • Plot Centroids
  • Plotter Tools

Session 5: Geoprocessing
  • Join Points
  • Join Lines
  • Simplify Art
  • Flip Lines
  • Buffer Objects
  • Line Tools

Session 6: Advanced Attribute Operations
  • Join Table
  • Alter Object Properties
  • Split Layer / Merge Layer

Session 7: Thematic Tools
  • Rotate by Attribute
  • Create Halo
  • Dash Offset

Session 8: Labelling
  • MAP Tagger Tool
  • MAP Contour Tagger Tool
  • Create Knockouts
  • Label Features
  • MAP LabelPro
  • Text Utilities

Session 9: Map Paraphernalia
  • Grids & Graticules
  • North Arrow
  • Scale Bar
  • Legend
  • Index

Session 10: Miscellaneous Tools
  • MAP Vector Crop Tool
  • MAP Locations
  • Georeferencing
  • Preferences
  • Document Summary
  • Layer Note
  • Copy Objects From

Session 11: Exporting Data
  • Exporting Vector
  • Exporting Raster
  • MAP Web Author
  • Geospatial PDF
  • Export Image



The videos are delivered as Quicktime movies, including all source data as a packaged download (Windows and Mac compatible), priced at US$129 for the complete set (excluding shipping and applicable sales tax). A discount of US$30 is offered to active MAPublisher Maintenance Program subscribers.

To place your order, visit the Avenza Systems purchase page, visit Red Geographics directly, or contact your local reseller.

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