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Estonian University of Life Sciences Makes MAPublisher Their Choice for Cartographic Software

– Students to take advantage of the graphics capabilities of MAPublisher to produce high-quality maps. –

Toronto, ON, July 5, 2006 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop announces that the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu, Estonia has purchased multiple MAPublisher software licenses for use in their computer lab.

“MAPublisher is a fantastic tool for landscape architecture and landscape management which will help us combine the technical functionality of GIS and CAD with Adobe Illustrator’s design possibilities.” said Kalev Sepp, Professor of Landscape Management and Nature Conservation. “As a result, designed spatial plans and maps will be nicer, more understandable and easier to read. I am convinced that our students will learn valuable skills in knowing how to use MAPublisher which will have additional value in the post-graduation labour market.”, he added.

MAPublisher will be primarily used in the teaching of GIS, CAD and design throughout the programs offered at the university. Students will be able to take advantage of the graphics capabilities of MAPublisher to produce high-quality maps.

More About MAPublisher
MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Xtras for Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics editing capabilities of these applications with the strength and power of GIS data. Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More about the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
The Estonian Agricultural University is a center for research and development in Estonia in agriculture, forestry, animal science, veterinary science, rural life and economy, food science, biodiversity, nature protection, renewable natural resources and environmentally friendly technologies. The Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was formed in 2004 by combining the several departments at the Estonian University of Life Sciences: Faculty of Agronomy, Institute of Zoology and Botany, Institute of Experimental Biology, Environmental Protection Institute, Polli Horticultural Institute and Plant Biotechnological Research Centre EVIKA.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.
Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products. The Company also offers 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

National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization of India Chooses MAPublisher

– Major Indian government agency adopts MAPublisher for its map production –

Toronto, ON, May 9, 2006 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop announces that the National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization of India (NATMO) has chosen MAPublisher for their map creation needs. This Kolkata-based branch of the Indian government is the prime architect of the National Atlas of India as well as many other major geographic and cartographic projects for the Indian government.

Multiple licenses of MAPublisher have been purchased by NATMO as a first step towards integration into their workflow and the modernizing of their cartographic and geographic production processes.

“We are thrilled to include NATMO among the many prominent overseas users of MAPublisher who have invested in multiple licenses,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “It is wonderful to see the growing acceptance of our products overseas and to be a part of the Indian government’s entry into modern-day map creation methods,” he added.

More About MAPublisher
MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Xtras for Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics editing capabilities of these applications with the strength and power of GIS data. Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More about the National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization of India
The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization is the premier national thematic maps and atlas making organization under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. Based in Kolkata, this organisation is a subordinate office under the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of science and Technology, Government of India. It presently has a sanctioned strength of 462 posts which includes 75 officers and 387 staff members of different designations including scientific, technical and administrative officials of which a large number are highly qualified professional geographers, perhaps the largest number under one roof any where in the world. It also employs qualified statisticians, geologists, cartographers and printing professional.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.
Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products. Led by its flagship MAPublisher product for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand and new Geographic Imager suite for Adobe Photoshop, Avenza has brought GIS and geographic workflows to the mainstream graphics and imaging environments. The Company also offers 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

National Geographic Society Chooses MAPublisher and Geographic Imager

– Leading map producer adopts Avenza’s products for its book publishing group –

Toronto, ON, May 1, 2006 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop announces that The National Geographic Society in Washington, DC has chosen both MAPublisher and Geographic Imager for their map creation needs within the book publishing group.

Multiple MAPublisher licenses of both products have been purchased by the NGS, along with onsite MAPublisher training for its cartographic designers.

“We are thrilled to include National Geographic among the many prominent users of MAPublisher and Geographic Imager who have invested in multiple licenses of our products,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “NGS is recognized the world over as a leading producer of high quality cartographic products and we are delighted to extend our ongoing relationship with them and to continue to work with them in the future,” he added.

“We are very pleased to be able to include MAPublisher and Geographic Imager in our map creation workflows,” said Bill McNulty, of National Geographic Magazine.

More About MAPublisher
MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Xtras for Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics editing capabilities of these applications with the strength and power of GIS data. Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More About Geographic Imager
Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software. Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.
Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products. Led by its flagship MAPublisher product for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand and new Geographic Imager suite for Adobe Photoshop, Avenza has brought GIS and geographic workflows to the mainstream graphics and imaging environments. The Company also offers product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information please contact:
Avenza Systems Inc.
Tel: 416-487-5116
Email: info@avenza.com
Web: www.avenza.com

Avenza Announces Geographic Imager 1.1 Update

– Powerful geospatial plug-in suite for Adobe Photoshop CS2 now enhanced with new features –

Toronto, ON, March 6, 2006 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand as well as MAPdataUSA and MAPdataWorld royalty-free data sets, announces that it has released an update to Geographic Imager, a new plug-in suite for Adobe Photoshop CS2 software that adds geospatial functionality to this powerful image editing program.

“Following the successful release and tremendous reception of the initial Geographic Imager release last fall, we are delighted to be following up so quickly with this update”, said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems. “We have responded to the requests of our users to add the functionality and improvements that they have asked for.” he added.

Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop CS2 imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. In addition to allowing the use of Photoshop CS2 and its numerous native imaging functions such as cropping, transparencies, individual pixel editing and brightness/contrast control, Geographic Imager adds the ability to import and recognize geotiffs and other referenced raster formats, automatically mosaic images spatially, reproject and transform images, geo-reference images based on ground control points and re-export images with all spatial information intact.

Features and Benefits of Geographic Imager

  • Allows the use of Adobe Photoshop native functionality without destroying the spatial properties of the image
  • Import and export geotiffs and other spatial raster formats along with all georeferencing
  • Georeference non-referenced imagery
  • Ground Control Point (GCP) transformation
  • Reprojection of spatial imagery
  • Automatic mosaicking of spatial imagery
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 compatible
  • Mac, Windows and floating licenses available

 

Features of the Geographic Imager 1.1 Update

  • Support for French, German, Italian and Dutch language versions of Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Improved memory management during reprojection allowing for the reprojection of bigger images
  • Unrestricted mosaicking of multilayered images
  • Improved handling of reprojection results that greatly distort the original image extents
  • Additional colour mode support for Ground Control Point (GCP) transformation
  • Coordinate system details are now accessible from the main palette
  • Various GCP viewing precision and usability fixes
  • Numerous cosmetic fixes and improved overall application stability

 

More About Geographic Imager
Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software. Geographic Imager is priced starting at US$599 for a single-user fixed commercial license. MAPublisher maintenance program members may enjoy a US$100 time-limited discount. Educational and floating licenses as well as discounted MAPublisher/ Geographic Imager bundles are also available. Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

More About MAPublisher
MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of these graphics design applications.

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 please contact:
Avenza Systems Inc.
Tel: 416-487-5116
Email: info@avenza.com
Web: www.avenza.com

Avenza Announces MAPdataUSA 3.0 – Royalty-Free Data for the US & Territories

Toronto, ON, January 30, 2006 – Avenza Systems Inc., the developer of MAPublisher map production software and Geographic Imager spatial imaging software, announces the release of MAPdataUSA 3.0, the latest edition of its library of the complete US TIGER/Line data set converted to Shape file format. Enhancements include joined road and water layers, proper name directory of states and counties, convenient 5-DVD package and concatenated road names to a single column for easier labeling and selecting.

“Customers tell us this DVD library will save them time lost downloading and manipulating TIGER data to suit their particular requirements,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “This royalty-free data forms the perfect base for countless mapping and GIS projects involving US jurisdictions and it’s no surprise that we have had a waiting list of customers anxious to take delivery of this updated data set,” he added.

Summary of MAPdataUSA 3.0 benefits:

  • 5 DVD library provides easy access to complete US Census TIGER data
  • Completely royalty-free for all uses
  • already in Shape file format for direct use with MAPublisher and most GIS packages
  • organized by state and county using proper names for easy and convenient access
  • polylined or joined linear files of roads and water lines
  • up to 45 data layers for each county (see www.avenza.com for full listing)
  • road name columns have been concatenated for easier labeling
  • includes ZIP codes tabulation areas
  • compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems
  • includes additional data tables for roads and landmarks

For complete product details visit https://avenza.com/products.mapdatausa30.html

Availability and pricing:

MAPdataUSA is now shipping direct from Avenza Systems Inc. and through Avenza’s worldwide reseller network at the following prices:

  • Full MAPdataUSA 3.0 library of 5 DVDs – US$499
  • Reduced price for MAPublisher Maintenance Program members – US$449
  • Reduced price for MAPdataUSA 2K licensees – US$349
  • Price for MAPublisher full version and MAPdataUSA 3.0 bundle – US$1299
  • Individual states are also available – US$179 each

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, the Company offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com or call 416-487-5116 for more details.

For further information please contact:
Avenza Systems Inc.
Tel: 416-487-5116
Email: info@avenza.com Web: www.avenza.com

Royal School of Military Survey and Royal Engineers (Geographic) Regiment Choose MAPublisher

Toronto, ON, December 13, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, and The XYZ Digital Map Company Ltd., specialists in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography and resellers of Avenza products in the United Kingdom, announce that the Royal School of Military Survey (RSMS) and Royal Engineers (Geographic) Regiment (REGR) have chosen MAPublisher for their cartographic needs.

Multiple MAPublisher licenses have been purchased by the RSMS and REGR for use in both the educational and practical activities of the training and deployment of Royal Engineers for the British Military.

“We are thrilled at this advancement in MAPublisher use in the UK,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “Through our success in the US military sectors we have come to know that MAPublisher is a very useful and desirable tool in military mapping and it is exciting to be making similar inroads overseas,” he added.

“We have been working with the Royal School of Military Survey for some years, providing training and the occasional guest lecture, so it is very pleasing to see things develop in this way,” said Tim Rideout, Director of The XYZ Digital Map Co. Ltd. “The School and the Royal Engineers have a major GIS capability, and have recognized that MAPublisher can work with their existing facilities to help the graphic designers make the best possible maps,” he added.

More about MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Xtras for Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics editing capabilities of these applications with the strength and power of GIS data. Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More about Royal School of Military Survey and Royal Engineers (Geographic) Regiment

The role of the Royal Engineer Regiment (Geographic) is to provide field deployable geographic support to Defence. This support is provided by the use of specially trained geographic staff embedded within major Army Headquarters and by the deployment of specialist teams on operations. Geographic support is provided in 7 key areas. All Royal Engineer geographic specialists are trained at the Royal School of Military Survey. Officers attend the Army Survey Course and, if successful, are awarded a Master of Science degree in Defence Geographic Information.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products. Led by its flagship MAPublisher product for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand and new Geographic Imager suite for Adobe Photoshop, Avenza has brought GIS and geographic workflows to the mainstream graphics and imaging environments. The Company also offers product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about The XYZ Digital Map Company Limited

The XYZ Digital Map Company was established in 1998 to provide high quality affordable map data for use in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), such as MapInfo, ArcView and ArcInfo, and for use in Internet applications. The company has grown to become specialists in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography and digital air photography, and have been the UK resellers of Avenza products since 1999. The company’s founders have many years experience in both cartography and geography: Visit www.xyzmaps.com for more details.

For further information:

Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● info@avenza.com ● www.avenza.com
The XYZ Digital Map Co. Ltd. ● +44-(0)131-454-0426 ● info@xyzmaps.com ● www.xyzmaps.com

2005 MAPublisher Map Awards Winners Announced

Toronto, ON, December 8, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producer of MAPublisher cartographic software and Geographic Imager spatial suite for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2005 MAPublisher Map Awards – a competition that showcases the quality and diversity of maps that can be produced with MAPublisher and recognizes and rewards their excellence.

“As in previous years, the entries in this year’s awards did not fail to impress us all,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “MAPublisher users continue to shine and display true cartographic excellence in their work. We congratulate the winners and thank all entrants for their excellent display of cartographic skill using MAPublisher,” he added.

Dozens of individual submissions were received this year including a great many from overseas including some from Peru, Italy and Norway. The overseas entries again proved to be an excellent contingent and figured prominently in the final results.

A copy of all winning maps and notable entrants for this year’s competition will be forwarded to The Map Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC to be added to the MAPublisher collection established in 2003.

Summary of category winners

2005 Best Map Overall – J. Eric Schuster, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Washington State Department of Natural Resources for ‘Geologic Map of Washington State’

2005 Best Special Purpose Map – Patrick Jankanish, The King County GIS Center for ‘Regional Trails in King County’

2005 Best Topographic Map – Patrick Dunlavey, Pat Dunlavey Cartographics for ‘Berkshire County’

2005 Best General Purpose Map – Craig Molymeux, Meridian Maps for ‘Tasmania Wall Map’

2005 Best Transportation Map – Craig Molymeux & Will Pringle, Australian Geographic for ‘South Coast of New South Wales’

2005 Best Geologic Map – J. Eric Schuster, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Washington State Department of Natural Resources for ‘Geologic Map of Washington State’

2005 Best Multimedia Map – Jim Blakeslee, Geocentric for ‘Downtown Bethesda Interactive Guide’

2005 Best Collections Maps – Will Pringle & John Cleasby, Australian Geographic for ‘Explore Australia’s Outback’

5 additional submissions received Notable Entry status.

Details of each map, the associated images and the notable entries can be found on the Avenza website at https://avenza.com/MPcomp/2005.

More about MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of these design packages with over 40 tools including import/export of major GIS file formats with all the attribute information intact and usable.

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, the Company offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com or call 416-487-5116 for more details.

For further information:

Tel: 416-487-5116 ● Email: competition@avenza.com ● Web: www.avenza.com

Avenza Geographic Imager Now Shipping

– Powerful software suite adds geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop CS2 –

Toronto, ON, November 11, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand as well as MAPdataUSA andMAPdataWorld royalty-free data sets, announces that Geographic Imager, a new plug-in suite for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 that adds geospatial functionality to this powerful image editing program is now shipping.

Geographic Imager is the next evolutionary step in bringing geospatial image editing to the masses and is the perfect companion suite for MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator”, said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems. “Just imagine the power and flexibility of being able to work with your aerial and satellite photos and map scans within the Photoshop CS2 environment.” he added.

Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop CS2 imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery.  In addition to allowing the use of Photoshop CS2 and its numerous native imaging functions such as cropping, transparencies, individual pixel editing and brightness/contrast control, Geographic Imager adds the ability to import and recognize geotiffs and other referenced raster formats, automatically mosaic images spatially, reproject and transform images, geo-reference images based on ground control points and re-export images with all spatial information intact.

“Geographic Imager is yet another example of how Adobe Photoshop CS2 functionality can be extended into new realms,” said John Nack, senior product manager at Adobe Systems. “We continue to see unique uses of Photoshop CS2 in the science, medical and engineering industries and are pleased that it speeds the workflow, allows for more flexibility and control over images and helps make the once impossible, possible. Avenza is certainly a big part of making a positive impact and contributing to future innovation within the geospatial and mapping communities and we’re glad to see Avenza’s latest contribution and its functionality within Photoshop CS2,” he added.

Features and Benefits of Geographic Imager

  • Allows the use of Adobe Photoshop native functionality without destroying the spatial properties of the image
  • Import geotiffs and other spatial raster formats along with all georeferencing
  • Export geotiffs and other spatial raster formats
  • Georeference non-referenced imagery
  • Ground Control Point (GCP) transformation
  • Reprojection of spatial imagery
  • Automatic mosaicking of spatial imagery
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 compatible
  • Mac and Windows versions available
  • Floating licensing option availability

More about Geographic Imager

Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software.  Geographic Imager is priced at US$599 for a single-user fixed commercial license. MAPublisher maintenance program members will enjoy a US$100 time-limited discount. Educational and floating licenses as well as discounted MAPublisher/ Geographic Imager bundles are also available.  Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

More about MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of these design packages.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award winning 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, the Company offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services.   Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information:
Tel: 416-487-5116
Email: info@avenza.com
Web: www.avenza.com

MAPublisher Chosen By The Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Toronto, ON, August 17, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software, and its Australian Reseller, Ozemap, announce that The Papua New Guinea University of Technology has selected MAPublisher software for use in the Department of Surveying & Land Studies computer laboratory.

“After much searching for the right software package, we are delighted to now offer MAPublisher in the various programs within our department,” said Wycliffe Antonio, Lecturer in the GIS and Cartography programs of the Department of Surveying and Land Studies at The Papua New Guinea University of Technology.  “MAPublisher has been proven to excel as a map design and cartographic tool and as much of our work and study requires good cartographic technique and final map output we are excited to be using and instructing with it“, he added.

MAPublisher will be primarily used in the department’s cartographic processing laboratory.

More about MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Xtras for Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics editing capabilities of these applications with the strength and power of GIS data.  Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products. Led by its flagship MAPublisher product for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand and new Geographic Imager suite for Adobe Photoshop, Avenza has brought GIS and geographic workflows to the mainstream graphics and imaging environments. The Company also offers product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about the Department of Surveying and Land Studies at The Papua New Guinea University of Technology

The Department offers a number of courses which could be broadly described as the collection, collation, analysis, interpretation and application of spatial and economic data associated with the land. The application of technology is emphasized as is the role of the professional in the development of Papua New Guinea . The Department’s facilities include a comprehensive digital mapping, geographic information systems and remote sensing laboratory, state of the art global positioning systems technology and software, a cartographic processing laboratory and automated surveying systems as well as the usual surveying and mapping facilities. The Department is also involved in a number of research programs including volcanic deformation monitoring and remote HF radio data transfer using GPS. The Department has been producing graduates for over twenty five years many of whom occupy senior positions in Government and the private sector in PNG and the Pacific Region.

For further information:
Tel: 416-487-5116 ? Email: info@avenza.com ? Web: www.avenza.com
Tel: 61-3-5447-2908 ? Email: info@ozemap.com.au ? Web: www.ozemap.com.au

Fleming College Chooses MAPublisher Floating Licenses

Toronto, ON, October 19, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software, announces that the Geomatics Institute at Fleming College in Lindsay , Ontario , Canada has expanded their MAPublisher installation with 70 floating licenses of MAPublisher 6.2 software.

This implementation extends the existing usage of MAPublisher in Fleming’s Geomatics programs and puts it within reach of every student in geomatics programs at Fleming.

“We have long recognized the contribution that MAPublisher has made to the geomatics industry and the importance of including it in a complete geo-science educational offering,” said Hardy Kraft, Project Manager, Geomatics Institute at Fleming. “Having MAPublisher in our labs meets our objective of continuing to ensure that our students have access to the best software tools available for cartographers and GIS professionals,” he added.

“We are very pleased that Fleming continues to allow MAPublisher to play such a key role in educating the map-makers and GIS professionals of the future,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “This deployment demonstrates and affirms the commitment that Avenza and Fleming have to each other,” he added.

More about MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Xtras for Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics editing capabilities of these applications with the strength and power of GIS data.  Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More about Avenza Systems Inc

Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products. Led by its flagship MAPublisher product for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand and new Geographic Imager suite for Adobe Photoshop, Avenza has brought GIS and geographic workflows to the mainstream graphics and imaging environments. The Company also offers product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about Fleming College

Fleming College, with campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg, Ontario offers outstanding programs in a variety of disciplines including Geomatics. The Geomatics Institute at Fleming delivers customized training for government and industry and post-secondary education, including Ontario’s first Geomatics Technician Diploma program which was established in 2003. The Geomatics Institute is part of Fleming’s Lindsay-based School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences which is recognized across North America for the breadth and quality of its programs.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● Tel: 416-487-5116 ● Email: info@avenza.com ● Web: www.avenza.com
Fleming College ● 705-324-9144 x3249 ● Email: HKRAFT@flemingc.on.ca ● Web: www.geomaticsatfleming.ca

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