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2005 MAPublisher Map Awards Announced

Toronto, ON, June 27, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., the developer of MAPublisher map production software, announces the 2005 MAPublisher Map Awards. This competition is a forum for MAPublisher users to showcase their work, receive recognition, share ideas and compare their productions with other MAPublisher users from around the world.

“We are very pleased to hold this awards event once again,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. ”Last year we again saw some tremendous examples of what MAPublisher can empower a user to create and we look forward to just as exciting a selection of entries this year,” he added.

A copy of all maps received for this year’s competition will also be forwarded to The Map Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC to be added to the MAPublisher collection established in 2003.

More about the MAPublisher Map Awards

The competition is open to all maps created with MAPublisher. Awards will be presented for the map judged as the best in each category along with a grand prize for the Best Map Overall. In the academic category the winning entrant with also be awarded a free license of the MAPublisher version of their choice that they may use to either expand or upgrade their existing MAPublisher working environment.

List of Categories

Best Map Overall
Best Thematic Map
Best Topographic Map
Best Transportation Map
Best General Purpose Map
Best Special Purpose Map
Best Geologic Map
Best Multimedia Map
Best Academic Map
Best Map Collection

Submissions will be accepted until September 2nd, 2005 midnight EST. Winners will be announced by or on October 15th, 2005.

Full competition details are available at or by emailing

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 Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of these design packages.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award winning 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, the Company offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit for more details.

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Tel: 416-487-5116

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