My Account     Contact Us     Cart

Articles

Avenza Releases MAPublisher 9.3 for Adobe Illustrator

– Cartographic add-on now compatible with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud™ –

Toronto, ON, August 6, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the PDF Maps app for iOS and geospatial plugins for Adobe Creative Suite, including Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 9.3 for Adobe Illustrator. This latest update includes new many features and is fully compatible with the recently released Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud. The new ability to export a document to web tiles makes it easier than ever to create online maps without extensive web programming knowledge.

“We’re excited to release MAPublisher 9.3 not only because is it compatible with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud, but it also includes many enhancements to an already extensive feature list,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’ve added interactive features that use online map services to help users plot addresses and search for points of interest to add to their maps,” he added.

Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 9.3

  • Fully compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud for both Windows and Mac
  • New Export Document to Web Tiles feature can export the artboard as tiled images for use in a web-based map
  • New interactive way to plot addresses using the MAP Point Plotter panel (CS6 and CC only)
  • Search for points of interest and add as points to your map with new Find Places tool
  • Added two Add Calculated Data tools: Calculate art bound coordinates and calculate elevation values for point data
  • Added two Path Utilities tools: Create elevation plot and Convert compounds to groups
  • Added file export option to assign metadata for TAB/MIF and KML/KMZ formats
  • Image support now available when importing or exporting KMZ files
  • Updated interface to export a selected image
  • Support for the most recent version of FME Desktop 2013 SP2
  • ArcGIS 10 or later versions of the file geodatabase can be imported for both Windows and Mac
  • Various user interface and performance enhancements to improve usability.

 

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

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

MAPublisher 9.3 for Adobe Illustrator is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users at US$599. New licenses are US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons to MAPublisher 9.3 at prices starting at US$399 per license. Academic, 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 PDF Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch 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 Geographic Imager 4.3 for Adobe Photoshop

– Powerful geospatial add-on now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud™ –

Toronto, ON, July 8, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator® and the popular PDF Maps mobile app, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager 4.3 for Adobe Photoshop®. This latest update includes new features and is fully compatible with the recently released Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. New to Geographic Imager is the ability to save and quick save to the USGS DEM format. In addition, this ability extends to the Tile feature to allow creation of USGS DEM image tiles. A number of enhancements have also been made to the Geographic Imager panel tabs, including extended statistics available for DEMs and the ability to copy tab information values to the clipboard. This release continues the availability of the Geographic Imager Basic license, which provides support for the geospatial framework in Adobe Photoshop as well as limited import and export abilities at an introductory price level.

“We’ve been working hard on this release of Geographic Imager to closely follow the major update to Adobe Creative Cloud,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “While the new Creative Cloud promises new productivity and features to streamline workflows, we’re also happy that Geographic Imager still proves to be a viable solution for geospatial professionals that need a solid geospatial image editing platform,“ he added. “We’re excited to see how we can further expand within the new Creative Cloud platform.”

Additional Geographic Imager 4.3 features

  • Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud compatible (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Export to USGS DEM format
  • Tile DEM images to USGS DEM and grayscale GeoTIFF formats
  • Panel improvements, including new DEM statistics and ability to copy tab values to clipboard
  • Various bug fixes and user experience enhancements.

 

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager is software for Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial imagery editing tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photography, 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 4.3 is immediately available and free of charge to all 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$199. Academic and volume license pricing are also available. Geographic Imager 4.3 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5.1, CS6 and CC. 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 for making better maps and for working with spatial imagery. In addition to software offerings for Mac, Windows and Apple mobile device users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

Avenza and Red Geographics Release New MAPublisher Tutorial Videos

– New high-quality MAPublisher tutorial videos available now –

Toronto, ON, May 29, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the PDF Maps app for iOS and geospatial plugins for Adobe Creative Suite, including Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, and Red Geographics, a cartography, training, and consulting company based in The Netherlands, are pleased to announce the release of a complete set of MAPublisher tutorial videos. The tutorial videos, offered in English only, contain more than four hours of content and are divided into 11 sessions, ranging in length from 15 to 45 minutes. The sessions cover MAPublisher fundamentals and advanced features including map theme styling, geoprocessing, and exporting data to formats such as geospatial PDF.

“We have revised the MAPublisher tutorial videos to include new content and features while maintaining a high-quality level of instruction, comparable to that of an in-class session. We’re excited that users will now have another training resource to use and work through at their own pace and repeat if necessary”, said Hans van der Maarel, owner of Red Geographics. “These videos will be a great asset for beginner MAPublisher users as well as experienced users who want to refresh their skills”, he added. “Red Geographics continues to be a leader in MAPublisher training and these high-quality instructional videos demonstrate their level of commitment and professionalism”, said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “The instructional content of these videos provide the perfect self-learning environment and is bound to turn anyone into a MAPublisher expert very quickly”, he added.

The complete MAPublisher training video set is available immediately at US$129 from Avenza and Red Geographics, with a US$30 discount being offered to MAPublisher Maintenance Program members. The videos are also available from Avenza resellers. Delivery is via download only. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher-training-videos for more details.

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher tools leverage the superior graphics design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce high-quality maps with accuracy and efficiency. 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 PDF Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about Red Geographics

Red Geographics, founded in 2004 and based in The Netherlands, operates in the fields of GIS, geographical data, Spatial ETL, 3D visualization and digital cartography, offers consultancy and training, performing data translation and transformation services as well as creating both 2D and 3D maps and visualizations. Red Geographics is also a distributor of software products aimed at the GIS/Cartography market. For more information, please visit www.redgeographics.com.

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

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 4.2 for Adobe Photoshop

– New ability to export web tiles compatible with online map services –

Toronto, ON, May 21, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator® and the popular PDF Maps mobile app, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager 4.2 for Adobe Photoshop. New formats are supported, including writing to the DEM TIFF format which saves raw DEM values and exporting web tiles to Google Maps or Microsoft Bing Maps format. In addition, there are a number of new and exciting product features and enhancements. This release also is also available at the Geographic Imager Basic license level which provides support for the geospatial framework in Adobe Photoshop as well as limited import and export abilities at an introductory price level. Also new in this release is the addition of the Georeference feature with the Geographic Imager Basic license.

“We’ve been working on some very innovative features lately, one of them being the ability to export web tiles using Geographic Imager from Adobe Photoshop,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “The web tiles are compatible with several online map services which allows our users to spend less time worrying about image referencing and more time creating online mapping solutions,“ he added. “Another great feature in this release is the new ability to save to the DEM TIFF format, which is interoperable and can be reopened in Geographic Imager or in other geospatial software packages. There has been a demand for extended format support and we’re continuing to listen to our users’ needs.”

Additional Geographic Imager 4.2 features

  • Available Geographic Imager Basic license
  • DEM TIFF write support, format saves raw DEM values
  • Ability to Export Web Tiles to Google Maps or Microsoft Bing Maps format
  • Geographic Imager panel improvements, including new Survey and Ruler tabs
  • Crop by Vector File Extents, use the geographic extents of a vector file to crop an image
  • Streamlined user interactions with command boxes and simpler messages
  • Various bug fixes and user experience enhancements.

 

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager is software for Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial imagery editing tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photography, 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 4.2 is immediately available and free of charge to all 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$199. Academic and volume license pricing are also available. Geographic Imager 4.2 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5.1 and CS6. Visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager for more information.

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 and for working with spatial imagery. In addition to software offerings for Mac, Windows and Apple mobile device users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

Avenza Announces Return of Annual Map Awards for 2013

– Open to all map makers who use Avenza mapping products –

Toronto, ON, May 1, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite, including MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, and the PDF Maps app for iOS, is pleased to announce the return of its Annual Map Awards. The competition is open to all mapmakers from around the world who use Avenza products in the creation of their maps which were completed or published during 2012 or 2013. The various category awards recognize achievement in the art and science of cartography and promote the advancements and innovation made in mapping. Both professional mapmakers and students are encouraged to apply for the awards.

“In a few short years, we have witnessed the dramatic improvement in design and quality of maps,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “The visualization of information and how it is conveyed on a map is becoming more and more innovative. Mapmakers are living in a very fortunate time when map creation technology and the availability of high quality data sets are easily attainable,” he added. “We’re constantly trying to push the creativity of our users with new geospatial tools available in our products. We now want to see the incredible maps created with those tools.”

Category winners will receive their choice of a one year license of MAPublisher or Geographic Imager and will be featured in the Avenza Map Store. Both winning and notable entries will also be displayed in a map gallery on Avenza.com. Avenza is currently accepting map submissions until June 30, 2013. There is no fee for map submissions. Visit http://www.avenza.com/map-awards for more information about map categories, submission guidelines, and judging criteria.

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 PDF Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch 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 9.2 for Adobe Illustrator

– Includes streamlined export options and new automation tools –

Toronto, ON, March 26, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the PDF Maps app for iOS and geospatial plugins for Adobe Creative Suite, including Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 9.2 for Adobe Illustrator. This exciting release includes a number of new and exciting product enhancements. Export has been improved and streamlined to make it easier to quickly export MAP Views and MAP layers. Also included in this release are several new tools including Automation and Path Utilities.

“We’re delighted to release MAPublisher 9.2 which includes improved export functionality and advanced map-making automation,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “Not only can our users create high-quality maps with MAPublisher, they can also use it to increase file interoperability across multiple platforms and overall workflow efficiency,” he added. “We’ve improved export to geospatial PDF because we are focused on delivering this very popular format to suit the needs in many industries and agencies in all levels of government and to make it easier to produce maps for our mobile PDF Maps platform.”

Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 9.2

  • Streamlined export document to geospatial PDF with clearer indications of how layers and attributes are being handled and exported to appear in Adobe Acrobat.
  • Improved MAP View and MAP layer export with multiple layer export supported.
  • Export document to image can export a georeferenced image of the entire artboard.
  • New Automation tool to configure settings that initiate MAPublisher operations upon data import to automate map production, such as manage MAP Views, apply MAP Theme stylesheets, create grids and graticules, label using MAP LabelPro, and export to geospatial PDF.
  • New Path Utilities tool to perform optimization actions on line and area layers.
  • New ability to view attributes in a tear-off panel.
  • Use the Add Calculated Data function to assign elevation values to existing points.
  • Various user interface and performance enhancements to improve usability.

 

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

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

MAPublisher 9.2 for Adobe Illustrator is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users at US$599. New licenses are US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons to MAPublisher 9.2 at prices starting at US$399 per license. Academic, floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visitwww.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 PDF Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch 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 PDF Maps beta for Android

– Beta version of Avenza’s geospatial PDF reader now available for Android devices-

Toronto, ON, February 12, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., the leading developer of cartographic software –including MAPublisher® for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®– is pleased to announce the beta release of PDF Maps for Android, the popular map and navigation app, which was previously only available on the Apple iOS platform. The PDF Maps app allows users to explore and navigate maps offline without having to worry about cellular data connectivity or incur data roaming charges compared to other streaming map apps.

The PDF Maps beta for Android app has the following features comprising those which we expect to include in the final release of version 1.0 for Android.

  • Load Geospatial PDF, GeoPDF® and GeoTIFF maps
  • Add maps from the file system, Dropbox, a URL, or email
  • Show GPS position on custom maps
  • Add Placemarks
  • Find Coordinates
  • Measure Distance or Area
  • Open current view in Google Maps

 

Please note that access to the in-app Map Store, as found in the iOS version, will not be included in the beta release of PDF Maps for Android. As a result, maps must be loaded from the file system, Dropbox, email or a URL. The Map Store is at the top of the feature list for Android development and will be available as soon as possible.

The beta is available to all for a limited time and is compatible with most Android devices with Android 4.0 or higher. To register for the PDF Maps beta for Android, visit www.pdf-maps.com/android/beta.

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

National Geographic Maps Now Available on Avenza’s PDF Maps App

Alliance provides new platform to access more than 500 National Geographic maps via Avenza’s database

TORONTO (January 28, 2013)National Geographic Maps, one of the most trusted names in cartography for nearly 100 years, has joined with Avenza Systems Inc. to offer a new channel to access its rich map content. The alliance enhances Avenza’s digital map database by adding more than 500 maps from National Geographic, a world-renowned source, and furthers National Geographic Maps’ established reach with mobile consumers.

The Avenza PDF Maps app takes advantage of geospatial technology and allows travelers, recreationists and map lovers to view, acquire and interact with maps on their mobile devices, including iPhone and iPad, without worrying about data accessibility and international roaming charges. In addition, PDF Maps offers an in-app store to facilitate the transaction and delivery of those maps, consolidating, in a digital format, consumers’ access to hundreds of maps from multiple publishers.

“In the last decade, advances in technology have shifted how consumers receive and use information, and we have responded by making our rich map content available on a variety of platforms,” said Charles Regan, senior vice president and general manager, National Geographic Maps. “Avenza’s PDF Maps app provides a unique way for consumers to access our content with an easy-to-use in-app map store and a set of robust features that will enhance the map user’s experience.”

Hundreds of maps from National Geographic Maps’ extensive library are now available in Avenza’s PDF Maps system, including popular travel and destination titles covering five continents, historical and thematic maps, and educational and reference titles. The app provides constant access to geographic information and points of interest, with additional interactive tools such as measuring, place marking and location tagging. PDF Maps operates without the risk of lost reception, due to cell tower proximity – making it the ultimate traveling tool, as it does not rely on an Internet connection.

“Avenza PDF Maps provides the ability for anyone to share map-related information by documenting locations with customized notes, photos and descriptions,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “This expands the utility of a map beyond location guidance, as it is also a tool to share experiences and locales with notes and photos. We continue to strengthen our community of map publishers and further advance the mapping tools consumers demand, and we look forward to seeing how the industry evolves in a digital age.”

PDF Maps is available now on the iTunes App Store free of charge for personal use. National Geographic maps can be accessed via the PDF Maps in-app store. For more information about the app, visit the Avenza PDF Maps website at www.pdf-maps.com or Avenza’s main website at www.avenza.com. Pricing of each map is set by the publisher, and free maps remain free to users through the PDF Maps in-app map store.

About National Geographic Maps

National Geographic Maps was established as a division of the National Geographic Society in 1915 and has been producing maps for National Geographic magazine and other Society media for nearly 100 years. National Geographic Maps publishes wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, interactive maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world. For more information visit www.natgeomaps.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 PDF Maps mobile mapping system. 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.

Contacts:
Christine Simmons / Shana Starr
LFPR Public Relations – www.lfpr.com (for Avenza)
949-502-6200 ext. 320/209
Christines@lfpr.com.com / Shanas@lfpr.com

Kelsey Flora
National Geographic
202-828-8023
kflora@ngs.org

Avenza Geographic Imager Adds Write Support For LizardTech MrSID Format

– MrSID export ability available with Geographic Imager 4.1 –

Toronto, ON, January 7, 2013 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator® and PDF Maps for Apple iOS and LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, today announced the integration of LizardTech® GeoExpress® 8.5 and the ability to produce MrSID format files into the latest release of Geographic Imager 4.1 for Adobe Photoshop.

LizardTech, based in Seattle, WA, specializes in developing the MrSID format, which handles high-resolution geospatial data. Previous versions of Geographic Imager have already provided read capability for raster and LiDAR MrSID via the integration of LizardTech MG4 Decode Software Development Kit (DSDK). With the current release, Avenza customers can take advantage of the ability to write to MrSID format directly from Adobe Photoshop provided they have the current version of LizardTech GeoExpress installed. This ability expands the number of supported file formats Geographic Imager can write and increases workflow options when working with high-resolution imagery.

“As the leading GIS vendor to support both viewing and writing of MrSID files in Adobe Photoshop, we’re excited at the opportunity to partner with LizardTech to provide our users with access to MrSID technology,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “With this integration, customers on both sides will be able to use MrSID images with the entire Geographic Imager toolset without compromise. The capability of tools in Geographic Imager and Adobe Photoshop with the ability to export to MrSID format is an invaluable workflow and shows how committed we are at bringing formats to the platform that may have never been thought possible.” he added.

Jon Skiffington, director of product management at LizardTech, notes, “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to work with Avenza Systems to expand the reach of MrSID technology into viable platforms like Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop for the benefit of our mutual users.” Additionally, Jeff Young, business development manager at LizardTech, commented, “Collaboration with Avenza allows for more effective support of the Avenza/LizardTech world-wide user community with smoother workflows and more transparent data exchanges.

More information about MrSID support in Geographic Imager is available at www.avenza.com/geographic-imager/lizardtech-mrsid.

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager is software for Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial imagery editing tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photography, 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 4.1 is immediately available free of charge to all Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and at prices starting at US$319 for non-maintenance members. Academic and volume license pricing are also available. Geographic Imager 4.1 is available for Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5.1 and CS6. LizardTech GeoExpress licenses and data cartridges are also available through Avenza Systems.

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 and for working with spatial imagery. In addition to software offerings for Mac, Windows and Apple mobile device users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about LizardTech

Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR data. LizardTech pioneered the MrSID technology, a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, Denver, London, and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.lizardtech.com.

For further information contact:
Avenza Systems: Tel: 416-487-5116 – Email: info@avenza.com – Web: www.avenza.com
LizardTech: Tel: 206-902-2839 – Email: jbednarski@lizardtech.com – Web: www.lizardtech.com

Avenza Introduces Geographic Imager Basic License for Adobe Photoshop

– Entry level version is perfect for budget-conscious users –

Toronto, ON, December 26, 2012 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator® and PDF Maps for Apple iOS, is pleased to announce the release of the Geographic Imager 4.1 Basic License for Adobe Photoshop. The newly available Basic license provides the well-known georeference framework of Geographic Imager to Adobe Photoshop and the ability to import and export limited file formats at an introductory price point. The Basic license can import all supported spatial imagery that the Full license can (some file size restrictions apply to non-native Adobe Photoshop formats), and allows for limited export to major GIS formats including GeoTIFF and geospatial PDF.

“Geographic Imager is recognized in the geospatial software industry as a powerful geospatial import and export tool and as an important framework for enabling geospatial referencing thorough a Photoshop workflow. The Basic license lowers the price of entry by offering the most essential geospatial functions to users who may not necessarily need the full Geographic Imager toolset,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems. “An upgrade to a Full license is available for users who decide to jump to the entire Geographic Imager suite of tools to take advantage of features like transforming, cropping, mosaicking and tiling”, he added.

Geographic Imager Basic License features

  • Maintains the georeference framework of Geographic Imager in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to read Geographic Imager supported file formats up to 1 GB – no limit on native Adobe Photoshop file formats.
  • Ability to export to major GIS raster formats including GeoTIFF, geospatial PDF, and JPEG 2000.

 

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager is software for Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial imagery editing tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photography, 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 4.1 Basic license is immediately available at US$199 with a special introductory price of US$149 through Janaury 31, 2013. An upgrade to a Full license is available at US$500 within the first 60 days of activating a Basic license, $549 thereafter. Academic and volume license pricing are also available. Geographic Imager 4.1 Basic license is available for Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5.1 and CS6 for both Mac and Windows.

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 and for working with spatial imagery. In addition to software offerings for Mac, Windows and Apple mobile device users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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

News Archive

Search