MAPublisher vs ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

For more than 20 years, MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator has been the cartographic standard mapping tool that provides map makers and GIS professionals a seamless design environment to create beautiful maps with spatial data. While other plug-ins only allow you to import existing maps with limited functionality, MAPublisher gives you full control over vector data while retaining geographic precision, attribute information, and full use of Adobe Illustrator tools. Some of the many MAPublisher features compared to ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud are listed below.

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Features


MAPublisher 9.9


ArcGIS Maps for Adobe CC 1.0

Application Accessibility Available offline compatible compatible
Import Esri Formats: Shapefile (*.shp) ArcGIS Online (Web Map & Feature Layers) ArcGIS Web Service (Web Map & Feature Layers) compatible compatible
More than 25 other geospatial data formats compatible compatible
ArcGIS Online Requirements Access ArcGIS Online with a Public account compatible compatible
Access ArcGIS Online with a Level 2 Organizational account or higher compatible compatible
Import from an ArcGIS Online Web Service without an account compatible compatible
Import local shapefiles without an ArcGIS Online Account compatible compatible
Export More than 15 geospatial data formats compatible compatible
Map Properties Georeferencing data retained compatible compatible
View cursor coordinates in projected and/or geodetic units compatible compatible
Coordinate system transformations compatible compatible*
Thousands of defined coordinate systems and projections compatible compatible*
Create and edit custom coordinate systems and projections compatible compatible
Modify map scale compatible compatible*
Attributes View, create, edit and manage feature attributes compatible compatible
Export attributes compatible compatible
Merge external attribute data compatible compatible
Build and edit attribute expressions compatible compatible
Query attributes to select features compatible compatible
Apply symbology using attribute values compatible compatible*
Calculate art bounds (page and map units) compatible compatible
Calculate statistics (e.g. sum, mean, standard deviation, etc.) compatible compatible
Calculate point elevation compatible compatible
Calculate point north angle compatible compatible
Calculate line and area centroid compatible compatible
Data Creation Plot points compatible compatible
Plot lines compatible compatible
Plot areas compatible compatible
Search online for points of interest and add them to your map compatible compatible
Geocoding compatible compatible
Georeference existing non-referenced data compatible compatible
Geocoding Services MapQuest compatible compatible
ArcGIS Online (requires ArcGIS Online account with subscription credits) compatible compatible
Geoprocessing Buffer compatible compatible
Crop compatible compatible
Join compatible compatible
Dissolve compatible compatible
Simplify art and preserve topology compatible compatible
Trim and Extend line tools compatible compatible
Merge layers compatible compatible
Split layers compatible compatible
Path Utilities Add vertices compatible compatible
Copy vertices to a point layer compatible compatible
Find self intersection points compatible compatible
Remove duplicate points compatible compatible
Convert beziers to polylines compatible compatible
Selection Types Attribute query compatible compatible
Saved art selections compatible compatible
Spatial Filters compatible compatible
Thematic Tools Stylesheet Themes - Style layers using Adobe Illustrator swatches, symbols, graphic styles based on feature attributes compatible compatible*
Dot Density Themes - Use dot distributions to represent the number of occurrences of a given attribute in a particular location compatible compatible
Chart Themes - Chart theme data is read from layer attributes and can be displayed as either a bar chart or pie chart compatible compatible*
Legend compatible compatible*
Customizable legend compatible compatible
Scale and rotate features by attribute compatible compatible
Basic Labeling Tools Simultaneously generate labels for area, line, or point layers compatible compatible
Set label position and fitting preferences compatible compatible
MAP Tagger Tool - create labels by clicking individual map features compatible compatible
MAP Contour Tagger Tool - create labels for contour lines by clicking and dragging across path features compatible compatible
LabelPro (upgrade required) Advanced conflict resolution compatible compatible
Specify label and feature obstacles compatible compatible
Specify label rules and styles on a per layer basis compatible compatible
Text Utilities Apply proper formatting to right-to-left languages compatible compatible
Convert text on a path to point text compatible compatible
Separate multiline text compatible compatible
Merge text compatible compatible
Extend overflowing text compatible compatible
Flip upside down text compatible compatible
Shorten text path compatible compatible
Set text alignment compatible compatible
Rectify point text to angle compatible compatible
Draw shape around text compatible compatible
Draw anchor point for text compatible compatible
Curve text to latitude compatible compatible
Fix one point text compatible compatible
Add line breaks compatible compatible
Grids & Graticules Index Grid compatible compatible
Measured Grid compatible compatible
Graticules compatible compatible
Generate an index text file compatible compatible
Layout Tools Scale bar compatible compatible*
Customizable scale bar compatible compatible
North Arrow compatible compatible
Adobe Compatibility CS6 compatible compatible
CC2015 compatible compatible
CC2017 compatible compatible
       

compatible Supported   compatible* Supported during import only   compatible Not supported

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