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MAPublisher Selected by University of Hong Kong Department of Earth Sciences

Toronto, ON, April 25, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software, announces that the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., has chosen MAPublisher software for use in their remote sensing laboratory.

“MAPublisher will play an important role in the creation of high-quality maps within our department” said Prof. Jonathan Aitchison, Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. “We feel that good map creation and cartography are important to any geographic or geologic exercise and we are excited about using MAPublisher to enhance those skills at our school”, he added.

MAPublisher will be primarily used in the Remote Sensing Laboratory. Staff and students, particularly those working on the geodynamics of Eastern Asia, 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

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 for more details.

More about the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong

The Department of Earth Sciences was recently established at the University of Hong Kong and is ideally situated on the margin of east Asia. Opportunities exist to undertake genuinely new research into the tectonic evolution of both ancient and modern orogenic systems in this fascinating area. The subtropical location and local geology of Hong Kong present significant challenges and employment opportunities for engineering and environmental geologists and are another major focus of the department.

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