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Cartography Program at RMIT University (Australia) Chooses MAPublisher

Toronto, ON, February 7, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software, announces that the School of Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia has chosen the MAPublisher software for use in their cartographic lab.

“We have continually subscribed to the ideas that contemporary cartography education programmes must ensure that the ART is not excluded in the rush towards automation of the mapping process” said William Cartwright, Associate Professor of Multimedia Cartography. “Students in the bachelor of Applied Science in Multimedia Cartography have access to a wide range of mapping, GIS, multimedia and scientific software and the addition of  MAPublisher will complement these software packages and allow for us to realize the ART elements, by combining existing software and processes with the design and production capabilities that MAPublisher offers”, he added.

MAPublisher will be primarily used in the software lab by staff and students towards the degree. This 3 year program educates students who have an interest in multimedia technology and geographical visualization, and who wish to apply these interests to tasks involving the design and production of contemporary maps and geospatial products. The program then allows students to enter the bachelor of Applied Science in Geospatial Science (honours), where they are able to undertake a research programme that focuses on a contemporary cartography issue.  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 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.  The Company also offers product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about the RMIT School of Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences

The School of Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology was created in 2004, combining the former Department of Geospatial Science with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It draws together disciplines involving the quantitative and qualitative visualization of data in a unique amalgam of expertise and application. As well as teaching its own undergraduate science degrees in Geomatics, Mathematics, Multimedia Cartography and Surveying, the School is a key provider of service teaching to other Schools of the RMIT University . The School also offers graduate programs at Graduate Diploma, masters and Doctoral level.

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