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Avenza to Offer Free MAPublisher Training for Academics

Toronto, ON, May 1, 2007 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce that effective immediately it will provide a free seat in any scheduled MAPublisher training class for any academic institution purchasing a multi-seat lab license of MAPublisher.

“We have long recognized the importance of academia in furthering the use of MAPublisher around the world and we are delighted to be assisting the educational efforts of our fine academic customers in this manner.” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We know that many universities and colleges operate under difficult financial constraints and we are very pleased to ease this barrier for our larger educational users in order to empower them to instruct with MAPublisher more effectively.” he added.

MAPublisher training is offered in computer labs at locations around North America at regular intervals throughout the year. Each course is comprised of a two-day hands-on session in which participants will learn the basics of how to get started with MAPublisher as well as how to use the most powerful features of the software.

Until August 31, 2007 and subject to availability, any educational institution purchasing 5 or more MAPublisher licenses, at regular academic pricing, will be entitled to send one representative to any upcoming class free of charge. Normally priced at US$1000 per person, this class represents a fantastic opportunity for the educator responsible for MAPublisher to familiarize theirself with the product in an instructive environment. The class can be taken any time before December 31, 2008.

The next MAPublisher training class is scheduled to take place in San Diego, CA on June 21 and 22, 2007.

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 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 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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