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Avenza Releases MAPublisher Internet Floating Licenses

Powerful mapmaking software for Adobe Illustrator is now accessible via the Internet

Toronto, ON, April 19, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Internet-accessible floating or networked licenses of MAPublisher 6 for Adobe Illustrator. MAPublisher 6 is feature-rich mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data and the addition of Internet-accessible floating licenses make this powerful cartographic production environment even more efficient and workgroup-friendly. This new license format allows access to MAPublisher and all its functionality via remote access to a Windows, Mac or Linux server host using a normal Internet connection. It provides the perfect solution for users who travel, work offsite and/or for workgroups composed of decentralized personnel.

“The introduction of MAPublisher 6 floating licenses last year marked an exciting new era in MAPublisher licensing and we are now equally as excited to provide this new approach to software sharing.” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems, “The MAPublisher Internet Floating license makes MAPublisher much more productive in small or large multi-user or multi-computer environments where all users are not in the same physical location and helps lower the overall deployment cost in such organizations.” he added.

Floating licenses are a wonderful cost-effective way of sharing software amongst multiple users in a networked environment and should be considered for any MAPublisher user environment in which more than one person uses MAPublisher or in which it is desired that more than one person has access to MAPublisher. Floating licenses are particularly useful for companies or academic labs with multiple users wherein not everyone uses the product at the same time. The MAPublisher Internet Floating License has all the features and benefits of a normal networked or floating license along with the added ability to remotely access it via the Internet.
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

Features/Benefits of MAPublisher Internet Floating Licenses

  • All the features and functionality of MAPublisher 6 for Adobe Illustrator are included.
  • Access to the software via a remote Internet connection
  • Empower multiple users and/or multiple computers without the cost of purchasing an individual specific license for each user or computer.
  • Allows MAPublisher to be shared among an unlimited group of potential users. The actual MAPublisher client software can be installed on an unlimited number of computers and can be used on any combination of computers concurrently, up to a maximum set by the number of floating licenses purchased.
  • Supports Windows, Mac and Linux servers.
  • Supports mixed platform (Windows and Mac) client environments.
  • Special laptop option enables users to borrow a license and take it on the road even when disconnected from the network.
  • Additional client computers and/or users can be added at no extra cost.


More about MAPublisher 6 for Illustrator Floating Licenses

MAPublisher 6 for Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10 and CS, MAPublisher 6 leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this design software package.  Avenza also offers MAPublisher 5 for FreeHand – a suite of Xtras that adds mapmaking functionality to Macromedia Freehand 10 and MX.

MAPublisher floating licenses are available now directly from Avenza Systems or through the Avenza reseller network at prices ranging from US$1799. Internet-enable floating licenses start at US$1999. Users may also upgrade from fixed to floating licenses. Prices include 1 year of maintenance.  Customers who purchase a MAPublisher floating license on or before May 31, 2005 will receive a free upgrade to the Internet-enabled version. Full details are available at

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 for more details.

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