Geospatial PDF

Export geospatial PDF files from MAPublisher

MAPublisher® (8.2 and newer) has the ability to create interactive geospatial Adobe® Acrobat® PDF files from any MAPublisher document has become a reality. Geospatial PDF files have the ability to contain coordinate system and attribute information of spatial data. This information is preserved during export from a MAPublisher document to geospatial PDF. Spatial attributes can be retrieved and searched using the geospatial PDF features found in the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.

Find locations, measure distances, perimeters and areas, add location markers, view and copy coordinates, query and search map attributes all from within Adobe Acrobat. It has never been easier to publish maps to a geospatial PDF. The PDF format is now a truly viable medium for distributing GIS information.

MAPublisher® (8.5 and newer) has the ability to import geospatial PDF and GeoPDF® files. During the import process, MAPublisher scans the document for information about its embedded data and content structure. It uses this information to provide options to manually or automatically assign data to MAPublisher layers and a MAP View. This opens up many workflow possibilities for users looking at sharing geospatial information and data.

Example Geospatial PDF Maps Created With MAPublisher

United States County Populations (right-click, save as)

To properly experience the power of geospatial PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat 9.x, Professional or Reader. Make sure to enable the layer control and attribute features by using the Layer and Model Tree tools from the Navigation Panel and the Object Data, Measuring and Geospatial Location tools using the Analysis toolbar.

PDF Maps for mobile

The PDF Maps app is a geospatial PDF, GeoPDF® and GeoTIFF reader for your Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Easily search for and browse thousands of professionally made maps available in the Avenza Map Store. Interact with spatially referenced maps to view your location, record GPS tracks, add placemarks, and find places. Learn more.

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