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Transferring Maps Between iOS Devices Using AirDrop in Avenza Maps

It is possible to move an imported map from one device with Avenza Maps to another device using AirDrop - a technology for directly transferring files from one Apple device to another and is available on the following:

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Installing MAPublisher 9.8 on Both Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 and CC 2015.3 Simultaneously (32-bit, Windows only)

During development, Adobe did not change the class identification (CLSID) key for Illustrator CC 2015.3 (32-bit) and therefore it remained the same as CC 2015 (32-bit). These CLSID keys are (usually) unique and MAPublisher uses them to detect which versions of Adobe Illustrator are installed on a machine. However, due to these two versions having identical CLSIDs, MAPublisher 9.8 will only detect one version of Adobe Illustrator if both CC 2015 and CC 2015.3 are installed on the same machine.

Unreadable Font on MAPublisher Panels When Font Management Software is Installed

Mac users have occasionally seen an issue where MAPublisher panels will display an unreadable font as shown in the image below.

Easy Map Creation with WFS and WMS

Online services can be used to create high-quality maps without the need to download and maintain large spatial datasets or spend time designing base maps. In this post, we'll use two online sources to import data and create a map showing the potential energy generated from existing and proposed wind power projects in the state of Massachusetts.

Geographic Imager Blank Panel Issue

Some Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS6 users may be experiencing a blank panel issue in Geographic Imager, specifically from version 4.0 to 4.4.

PDF Maps Auto-detect Resolution When Importing Custom Maps

PDF Maps for Android now allows you to customize the resolution of custom maps added to your Map List. This is useful in instances where you want maps to be processed in high resolution to allow for more detail. By going to Settings > General Settings and scrolling to the Import Settings, you can have maps process at 72, 150 or 300 dpi. Depending on your usage, a higher resolution may not always be best, as larger maps can take longer to process and require more storage space.

PDF resolution on import

Avenza Systems Fixed and Floating License Solutions: What Are The Differences?

Avenza desktop applications, MAPublisher and Geographic Imager offer two options for the licensing system: Fixed license and Floating license.

Obtaining Purchased Maps on a New Device Through the PDF Maps App

Creating a PDF Maps Store account is free and allows you to purchase maps more quickly, easily retrieve previously downloaded maps, and transfer maps between devices. Maps purchased through the PDF Maps Store can be accessed on up to 5 devices, simply by logging into your account.

To access your maps (both free and purchased), login to the PDF Maps Store on your Android or iOS device. Tap store button, then tap My Account.

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Force Multiple Line Labels By Adjusting Text Attributes In MAPublisher

Single line label vs. multi-line label

There may be times when you want to have labels be multiple lines. Multi-line labels allow them to fit in tighter positions on the map. Currently, in MAPublisher LabelPro there's a rule to allow stacking up to 2, 3 or even 4 lines. However, this rule only "allows" stacking and doesn't "force" stacking. It is only meant to fit labels when there isn't enough space for a single line.

 
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