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Avenza Releases MAPublisher 10 For Adobe Illustrator

Adobe CC 2018 compatibility and data link management

Toronto, ON, November 14, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher® 10 for Adobe Illustrator. This latest update includes many new features and enhancements including full compatibility with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2018.

This MAPublisher release introduces the ability to manage data links where MAP layers in a document can be updated when its source data has been modified. “We’ve reached out for valuable user feedback since our last release and have heard many requests for improved GIS data management and streamlined import,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “By developing and implementing features from this feedback, we’re committed to maintaining MAPublisher as the industry-standard cartography tool to help map makers create amazing products for print, mobile, and web.”

Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 10

  • Fully compatible with the latest Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 on both Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac
  • New ability to create and manage data links for MAPublisher documents. MAP layers in a document can be updated when its source data has been modified.
  • New attribute filter capability to select which layers and attributes to include or exclude prior to import
  • New geometry filter capability to select which features to include or exclude prior to import
  • New scale bar styles and customization options including ability to save, import, and export scale bar styles
  • New Visvalingam-Whyatt simplification method and fault tolerance settings to simplify art
  • New MAP Tagger Tool ability to create custom leader lines with various arrow styles and an option to snap leader line to different positions around a label
  • A new Point Utilities action that can rotate points to the angle of latitude
  • A modified Text Utilities action that can draw a point for text based upon text alignment for indexing purposes
  • New settings for North Arrow location including True North and a custom coordinate and options to use Great Circle or compass method.
  • New MAP Web Author HTML5 export customization options including adjustable scale bar.
  • A number of user interface and usability enhancements.

 

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design environment of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate features and produce print-ready, mobile, and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.

MAPublisher 10 is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$599. New commercial licenses are available from US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to desktop software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers product training, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS and Android mobile devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

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Scottish / UK Post Brexit Maps Now Available on Avenza Maps

Latest European Union maps highlight recent political changes

Toronto, ON, March 9, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, is delighted to announce that updated political maps of the European Union (EU) are now available on the Avenza Map Store. After a sensational launch in Europe of the printed versions, map publisher XYZ Maps, is making the digital maps available through Avenza’s market-leading, award-winning mobile mapping app, Avenza Maps. Recently featured in the Scottish newspaper, The National, the standard EU 2019 – Post Brexit map shows the UK out of the EU. However, the map attracting widespread attention is the alternative Scottish EU 2019 – Post Brexit map as it shows an independent Scotland still a member of the EU, while the reduced UK of England, Wales and Northern Ireland are out.

“We continuously support all of our map publishers who strive to improve maps for everyone,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems Inc. “The ease and speed of which maps can be published to a world-wide audience using the Avenza Maps platform is unparalleled,” he added. “Historic events that change the political horizon are documented not only by the media and social networks, but also in maps because it can affect the way we travel and move.”

The Scottish EU 2019 – Post Brexit map and other maps of the EU and UK published by XYZ Maps are available on the Avenza Map Store.

More about Avenza Maps

The Avenza Maps app is an all-inclusive mapping platform for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Consumers can download the app for free, get georeferenced maps from the Avenza Map Store, and use them completely offline with a variety of tools. Map publishers can register as a vendor in the Avenza Map Store and generate revenue by pricing their maps and making them available for purchase in this iTunes-like model for maps. Businesses and organizations can upgrade to a cost-effective Avenza Maps Pro subscription which allows for commercial use, includes enhanced tools and features, and enhanced support. For more information, visit the Avenza Maps website at www.avenzamaps.com.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 5.2 for Adobe Photoshop

Connect to Esri® ArcGIS Online within Adobe Photoshop to import image layers

Toronto, ON, February 7, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including MAPublisher® for Adobe Illustrator®, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager 5.2 for Adobe Photoshop®. This latest update includes many new features including full compatibility with the latest Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017 release.

This Geographic Imager release also introduces the ability to import spatial image layers directly from Esri’s ArcGIS Online accounts and web services into Adobe Photoshop enabling users to harness Geographic Imager’s and Adobe Photoshop’s tools to edit georeferenced high-resolution imagery.

“This release means that both Geographic Imager and MAPublisher are fully compatible with Adobe CC 2017 and have ArcGIS Online integrated,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’re continuously providing more ways for our users to import their data into an excellent map design environment,” he added. “Avenza software covers your needs from any point in your mapping workflow, including output to mobile devices.”

Enhancements and new features of Geographic Imager 5.2

  • Fully compatible with the latest Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
  • Sign-in and import Map Image Layers, Tile Layers, and web services from ArcGIS Online with complete spatial referencing
  • ENVI HDR Raster and DEM support
  • Tiling improvements and optimizations
  • Various user interface and usability enhancements

 

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop leverages the superior image editing capabilities of the world’s premier raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial production tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photographs, orthophotos, and DEMs in GeoTIFF and other major GIS image formats using Adobe Photoshop features such as transparencies, filters, and image adjustments while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections.

Geographic Imager 5.2 is immediately available and free of charge to all current Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and at US$319 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$699. Geographic Imager Basic licenses start at US$99. Academic, floating and volume license pricing is also available. Visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

Avenza MAPublisher Now Features ArcGIS Online Integration within Adobe Illustrator

Connect to ArcGIS Online within Adobe Illustrator to import and work with data layers

Toronto, ON, January 4, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated integration of ArcGIS Online into the latest release of MAPublisher 9.9 for Adobe Illustrator.

Map makers and GIS professionals can sign-in to their ArcGIS Online account, view available data layers, and import them directly into Adobe Illustrator, while maintaining all georeferencing, geospatial features, and attributes. Unlike Esri’s recent ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud offering, MAPublisher maintains a true GIS-like operating environment within Adobe Illustrator and does not drop attributes or geodata. In addition, users can connect to ArcGIS web services, providing the flexibility to import data from a wide variety of sources. ArcGIS Online is also included in the MAPublisher Point Plotter tool as an option to geocode addresses (using ArcGIS Online service credits).

“MAPublisher is evolving with the integration of ArcGIS Online,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’re committed to providing professionals with more options to get data into Adobe Illustrator using MAPublisher so that can they make the best map products possible,” he added. “From start to finish, MAPublisher makes it easy for anyone to add geospatial data from a variety of sources, create maps with intuitive mapping tools and publish maps to print, web, and mobile-ready formats.”

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce both print-ready and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.

MAPublisher 9.9 is currently available starting at US$1399 for a commercial fixed license. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

Avenza Releases MAPublisher 9.9 For Adobe Illustrator

ArcGIS Online integration and CC 2017 compatibility

Toronto, ON, December 15, 2016 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 9.9 for Adobe Illustrator. This latest update includes many new features including full compatibility with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2017.

This MAPublisher release also introduces the ability to import geospatial features and attributes directly from ArcGIS Online into Adobe Illustrator enabling users to harness MAPublisher’s mapping tools to create georeferenced and feature-rich maps from ArcGIS Online data sources.

Several new geoprocessing tools including the MAP Trim and MAP Extend tools are also included in this release.

“We’re pleased to release MAPublisher 9.9 with full compatibility for the latest Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 update,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’ve been working hard to stay in sync with the regular updates of the Creative Cloud platform.”

“The ArcGIS Online integration is a very exciting addition to MAPublisher,” said Doug Smith, Director of Sales at Avenza. “Our users have asked about easier ways to import their GIS data and we’ve committed to providing them with a new way of doing so,” he added. “MAPublisher is full-featured from start to finish and anyone can begin with raw data, use dynamic mapping tools, and deliver print-ready maps as well as digital maps for use on mobile and web platforms.”

Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 9.9

  • Fully compatible with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2017 on both Windows and macOS
  • Sign-in and import Feature Layers, Map Image Layers, Tile Layers, and web services from ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server hosts
  • Geocode addresses with ArcGIS Online using MAP Point Plotter
  • Use the MAP Trim Tool to quickly trim lines to a specified line
  • Use the MAP Extend Tool to quickly extend lines that intersect another line
  • A text utility that adds specified line breaks based on words or characters per line

 

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce both print-ready and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.

MAPublisher 9.9 is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$599. New commercial licenses are available from US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

Avenza Maps Pro Now Available to Industry Professionals

New Pro subscription makes it easier for businesses and organizations to adopt and deploy the popular mobile application

TORONTO (November 15, 2016)— Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, has announced that its market-leading, award-winning mobile mapping app, Avenza Maps, will now have a Pro version available immediately. Avenza Maps Pro is a cost-effective annual subscription designed to meet the needs of professionals of businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Avenza Maps Pro is the most powerful version to date of this popular and widely-used application and benefits from years of development and commitment to the mapping community. Features of the Pro subscription include commercial, government and other professional use rights (not available with other versions), allowing unlimited number of maps to be imported, Shapefile import and export, data collection and management, and enhanced support. The subscription also allows for enterprise-level management of the Avenza Maps app across mobile devices for organizations of any size using a new subscription management system.

“Avenza Maps Pro is a large part of our rebrand strategy,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems Inc. “The Avenza Maps Pro subscription is a logical step towards better serving our professional users. With a free version serving as a base for consumers and enthusiasts and a Pro subscription upgrade available to professionals, we now have an app and platform that can cater to these distinctly separate markets. Moving forward, we have plans to improve how we take care of both markets with clearer brand marketing approaches,” he added.

“Building Avenza Maps Pro is a testament to how popular the app is among professional users,” said Doug Smith, Sales Director of Avenza Systems Inc. “We have plans to build out additional professional features to increase the value proposition of Avenza Maps to the professional community.”

The Avenza Maps app is an all-inclusive mapping platform for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Consumers can download the app for free, get georeferenced maps from the Avenza Map Store, and use them completely offline with a variety of tools. Map publishers can register as a vendor in the Avenza Map Store and generate revenue by pricing their maps and making them available for purchase. Businesses and organizations can upgrade to a cost-effective Avenza Maps Pro subscription which allows for commercial use, includes enhanced tools and features, and enhanced support. For more information, visit the Avenza Maps website at www.avenzamaps.com.

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 as well as the Avenza Maps mobile mapping platform. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training, and consulting services. For more information, visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com.

Contact:
Christine Simmons
LFPR Public Relations – www.lfpr.com (for Avenza)
949-502-6200 ext. 320
Christines@lfpr.com.com

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 5.1 for Adobe Photoshop

GeoPackage now a supported format

Toronto, ON, September 13, 2016 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including MAPublisher® 9.8 for Adobe Illustrator®, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager 5.1 for Adobe Photoshop®. This latest update includes many new features including full compatibility with the latest Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2015.5 release. This release also introduces the ability save and export to the GeoPackage format, a platform-independent database that can contain raster data.

“We’re pleased to release Geographic Imager 5.1 with full compatibility for the latest Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 update,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’ve increased our efforts to make our products compatible with the latest updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud platform,” he added. “We’re committed to providing our users with the best map production tools possible so that they keep creating visually stunning maps.”

Enhancements and new features of Geographic Imager 5.1

  • Fully compatible with the latest Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 release
    • Greatly improved WMS functionality and usability:
    • Dynamic preview zoom into selected area for image download
    • Expanded list of supported services including worldwide coverage with OSM WMS
    • WMS services can now be managed and organized into folders and categories
    • Support for https-based services
  • GeoPackage format is now supported as a Photoshop save type
  • Improved Export to Web Tiles includes support for popular GeoPackage format tiling schema
  • Improved GeoCrop with dynamic preview zoom and enhanced cropping tools
  • Geographic Imager panel options menu returns for CC 2015.5
  • Various user interface and usability enhancements

 

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager is software for Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of the world’s premier raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial production tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photographs, orthophotos, and DEMs in GeoTIFF and other major GIS image formats using Adobe Photoshop features such as transparencies, filters, and image adjustments while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections.

Geographic Imager 5.1 is immediately available and free of charge to all current Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and at US$319 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$699. Geographic Imager Basic licenses start at US$99. Academic, floating and volume license pricing are also available. Visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

Avenza Systems Now Hiring New Talent

Positions available on development teams

Toronto, ON, August 31, 2016 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including MAPublisher® for Adobe Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, announced that they are hiring additional software developers to join a growing and agile team to build the next generation of desktop and mobile mapping software for users worldwide.

“Our company has seen a great deal of success this year and we’re in a strong position to grow,” said Ilya Varaev, Avenza Systems, Inc.’s Chief Technical Officer. “We’re looking for talented people to join us in growing our products and business.”

Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems, Inc. described the ideal candidate as, “A person who is goal-oriented, engages in solving technical challenges, and has lots of positive energy.” He added, “He or she can see opportunities to create solutions and collaborate with others to implement them. We all work together to create innovative products in the GIS and mapping industry.”

“Each new team member undergoes in-depth, hands-on training,” said Varaev. “We match our new team members to veteran developers to work side-by-side on processes and techniques, which allows them to work confidently and eases the adjustment period.”

Positions offer full time salary and select benefits. Learn more about careers at Avenza Systems Inc. and how to apply at www.avenza.com/about/careers.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

Avenza Releases MAPublisher 9.8 for Adobe Illustrator

The PostGIS spatial database now a supported format

Toronto, ON, August 16, 2016 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 9.8 for Adobe Illustrator. This latest update includes many new features including full compatibility with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2015.3. This release also introduces the ability to connect to a PostGIS spatial database and import data, additional options to preview and change character encoding when importing data, and the added ability to fine tune art objects to be exported.

“We’re pleased to release MAPublisher 9.8 with full compatibility for the latest Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 update,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “A lot of on-going work behind the scenes has kept us busy with making upcoming features compatible with the latest updates to the Adobe Illustrator platform,” he added. “We’re committed to providing our users with the best map creating experience possible and hope all of the new features in this release will be beneficial.”

Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 9.8

  • Fully compatible with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2015.3 on both Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and MacOS
  • Connect to and import data from PostGIS spatial databases
  • Maximum zoom levels are organized into categories based on map scale in Export to Web Tiles
  • Ability to preview how encoding affects data being imported before selecting the appropriate encoding for import
  • An option to only export selected art on the artboard when exporting MAP Layers
  • Various user interface and usability enhancements

 

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce both print-ready and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.

MAPublisher 9.8 is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$599. New commercial licenses are available from US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons to MAPublisher 9.8 at prices starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

Avenza Maps App: Avenza Systems Rebrands Popular Map App to Further Define Itself in the Marketplace

PDF Maps app receives new name along with varying subscription features to suit all levels of users

TORONTO (August 10, 2016)— Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, has announced that it has officially changed the name of the PDF Maps app, its market-leading, award-winning mobile mapping app, to Avenza Maps, effective immediately. The rename increases the company’s popular brand into a more recognizable global presence and better reflects the functionality and use-cases for the application. Along with the rebrand, the Avenza Maps app features a refreshed app icon and website that aims to cater to various users—both consumer and commercial—that currently use the app for personal and business use.

“This rename from PDF Maps to Avenza Maps comes at a defining moment in the continuation of the product and brand,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems Inc. “We created the app at a time when geospatial PDF files were just becoming popular and have since changed how more than a million people around the world use mobile maps with it. Today, our users obtain maps directly from the Avenza Map Store and directly from their own mapping and GIS workflows, not just as geospatial PDF files but also as GeoTIFF and JPG files. We have created a marketplace and platform that redefines mobile mapping and now is the right time to simplify and adopt the Avenza Maps name.”

The rebranding coincides with the release of a revamped subscription model to accommodate every level of user. The Avenza Maps app and the ability to download as many maps as desired from the in-app map store will remain free for personal-use consumers. New subscription tiers will be introduced to cater to avid users that require more functionality, including the ability to import an unlimited number of maps, to suit enthusiasts and power users who like to import their own maps. The upcoming “Pro” subscription is tailored to commercial and professional users and will include more powerful features needed to conduct work in various industries.

“Helping people produce and use maps is our passion,” Doug Smith, Sales Director of Avenza Systems Inc., “We plan to not only grow the Avenza Maps brand, but also to make it even better. The Avenza name is synonymous with high cartographic quality and efficient workflows and many of the maps we provide through the app are created by map publishers who already use our software. Speaking with our customers and industry professionals who use the Avenza Maps app daily helped us understand that the app was not a stand-alone product, but an extension of Avenza’s passion—helping people produce, distribute and use maps in the most effective way possible. Rebranding will allow us to have clearer brand marketing strategy moving forward.”

The Avenza Maps app is an all-inclusive mapping platform for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Consumers can download the app for free, get georeferenced maps from the Avenza Map Store, and use them completely offline with a variety of tools. Map publishers can register as a vendor in the Avenza Map Store and generate revenue by pricing their maps and making them available for purchase. Businesses and organizations can upgrade to a cost-effective Pro subscription which allows for commercial use, includes enhanced tools and features, as well as enhanced support. For more information, visit the Avenza Maps website at www.avenzamaps.com.

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 as well as the Avenza Maps mobile mapping platform. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training, and consulting services. For more information, visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com.

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