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Avenza Announces MAPdataCanada GIS Dataset

– A complete royalty-free library of Canada-wide data in Shape file format –

Toronto, ON, October 10, 2007 – Avenza Systems Inc., the developer of MAPublisher map production software, Geographic Imager spatial imaging software and MAPdataUSA, announces the release of MAPdataCanada, a new library of royalty-free Canada-wide data in Shape file format based on source Canadian, Provincial and Territorial data files. Enhancements include a joined road layer with concatenated road names to a single column for easier labeling and selecting, proper name directory and file structure of all provinces and territories in a convenient DVD package.

“Customers tell us this DVD will save them countless lost hours locating, downloading and manipulating Canadian data to suit their particular requirements,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “Furthermore, as royalty-free data for Canada has heretofore been very difficult to obtain, this royalty-free data set forms the perfect base for a variety of mapping and GIS projects involving Canadian jurisdictions so it’s no surprise that we have had a waiting list of customers anxious to take delivery of this new data set,” he added.

Summary of MAPdataCanada Features and Benefits

  • DVD library provides easy access to complete Canada-wide data
  • completely royalty-free for all uses
  • presented in shapefile format for direct use with MAPublisher and most GIS packages
  • organized by province or territory using proper names for easy and convenient access
  • each province or territory’s data is regionally subdivided for ease of use
  • polylined or joined road files with concatenated name columns for easier labeling
  • 8 data layers for each province or territory including joined and segmented roads
  • matches and aligns with MAPdataUSA to form a contiguous US/Canada dataset
  • compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems


Availability and Pricing

  • Full MAPdataCanada dataset on DVD – US$499
  • Reduced price for MAPublisher Maintenance Program members – US$469
  • Reduced price for MAPdataUSA 3.0 licensees – US$469
  • MAPublisher full version and MAPdataCanada bundle – US$1449
  • MAPdataUSA and MAPdataCanada bundle – US$899
  • Individual regions are also available – US$199 each


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/professional services. Visit for more details.

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

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