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MAPublisher 7.1 for Adobe Illustrator Announced

– Powerful mapmaking software now enriched with even more powerful tools –

Toronto, ON, September 25, 2006 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop announces the release of MAPublisher 7.1 for Adobe Illustrator CS and CS2. MAPublisher 7.1 is the latest version of this powerful mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data.

MAPublisher 7.1 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 7.0 for all new customers.

“We have quickly responded to the requests of our users by immediately improving on the recent version 7.0 release and including many new functions and feature enhancements in this release,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza, “This update is another major step forward for MAPublisher.” he added.

MAPublisher 7.1 includes all the significant new functionality introduced in MAPublisher 7.0 including a new intelligent labeling engine, new grid, graticules and scalebar generators, new and improved MAP attributes engine with expression builder, advanced selection filters and support for double-byte character sets, as well as the following new features and enhancements.

Features of MAPublisher 7.1 for Adobe Illustrator

  • New Advanced Expression Builder

    – new syntax highlighting makes it easier to build expressions
    – new operators including LIKE, REGEX, STARTSWITH, ENDSWITH, POW and PI
    – automatic entry of attributes into expression builder by double-clicking
    – automatic formatting
    – built-in descriptions and examples
  • Advanced Control for Labeling

    – new labeling options for specifying location along a line and for disabling automatic flipping
  • Advanced line-joining function for greater control over compound paths
  • Improved optimization for conversion of legacy files
  • Compliance with Mac Intel processor based systems
  • New progress bars in most functions indicating time left to process
  • Various other user interface enhancements to improve usability

More About MAPublisher 7.1 For Adobe Illustrator
MAPublisher 7.1 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 adds mapmaking functionality to Macromedia Freehand 10 and MX.

MAPublisher 7.1 for Illustrator is available free of charge to all MAPublisher for Illustrator customers with a maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for US$499. New licenses are US$1149. Prices include 1 year of maintenance. 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.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● ●

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