Avenza Announces Geospatial PDF Export from Adobe Illustrator

- New MAPublisher® version supports creation of spatial accurate and attribute rich PDF files -

Toronto, ON, November 24, 2009 - Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager® spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop® is pleased to announce that the latest release of MAPublisher, version 8.2, provides MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator users with geospatial PDF export capability, allowing users to create spatially accurate PDF documents, complete with the full map attribute schema which may be queried and searched, and upon which true distances can be measured within Adobe Acrobat.

Geospatial PDF export functionality is included as a standard feature with the new MAPublisher 8.2 release, the latest version of this powerful mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data, and will offer complete support for the Adobe geospatial PDF specification which was released with Acrobat 9 along with an advanced attribute feature set.

"This is the first and only solution that enables map-makers to create attribute-rich geospatial PDF files from within a non-GIS environment,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “This industry has demanded an “intelligent” spatial PDF solution for a long time and we are very pleased to offer support for the Adobe geospatial PDF specification so that users of MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator can import GIS data, create publication quality maps and output a PDF file that retains all the geospatial and attribute data in a searchable and queriable manner.” he added.

Features of the MAPublisher Geospatial PDF Exporter

The MAPublisher Geospatial PDF exporter offers the ability to generate Adobe Acrobat PDF files that contain all the cosmetic features of the completed Adobe Illustrator map document as well as all the GIS data attributes and co-ordinate information of the original GIS data files, such that within Adobe Acrobat the following functionality can be performed without the aid of any special tools, plugins or other special extensions to Adobe Acrobat.

  • View map locations in various coordinate systems including decimal degrees, DMS, Military Grid and more.
  • Find a location in a map and mark it with a comment
  • Measure distances on a map using real-world units (miles, kilometers, feet, etc.)
  • Reveal the attributes of map features by clicking on the feature within the map document
  • Search by map attribute values to reveal all map features that satisfy the query
  • Option to retain attributes and georeferencing for re-import to Illustrator/MAPublisher

More about MAPublisher 8.2 for Illustrator

MAPublisher for Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency.

MAPublisher 8.2 for Illustrator, include geospatial PDF export functionality, is available free of charge to all MAPublisher for Illustrator customers with a valid maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance members at US$549. New licenses are US$1249. Academic, floating and volume pricing is available. Prices include 1 year of maintenance. Full details are available at www.avenza.com. Full details are available at www.avenza.com/mapublisher.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services.   Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com

 
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