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Avenza Announces MAPublisher 6.2 for Illustrator

Powerful mapmaking software now supports Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 2

Toronto, ON, May 17, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software, and MAPdata USA, MAPdata World and MajorCities USA royalty-free GIS/cartographic data files, announces the release of MAPublisher 6.2.

MAPublisher 6.2 is the latest version of this powerful mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data ensures compatibility with the new Adobe Creative Suite 2 (CS2) that was released earlier this month. All earlier versions of MAPublisher are not compatible with Illustrator CS2.

“The timely release of MAPublisher 6.2 (so soon after Adobe began shipping) is demonstrative of our continuing commitment to keep pace with the new releases from Adobe,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems. “We are also pleased to have taken this opportunity to include new functionality in response to customer requests”, he added.

In addition to being compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS2, CS and 10, MAPublisher 6.2 adds the ability to simultaneously export multiple Illustrator map layers to GIS data formats. Previous versions could only export single layers at a time.

MAPublisher 6.2 for Adobe Illustrator is a full product update that is free to all current MAPublisher Maintenance Program subscribers and replaces the current shipping version of MAPublisher 6.1 for all new customers. All other customers, including MAPublisher 6.x customers with expired maintenance, will be required to purchase this upgrade at the usual upgrade price. MAPublisher for FreeHand users can crossgrade for US$200 if they have maintenance or US$599 if they do not.

More about MAPublisher for Illustrator

MAPublisher 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, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software.  Avenza also offers MAPublisher 5.0 for FreeHand – a suite of Xtras that add mapmaking functionality to Macromedia Freehand 10 and MX. 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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