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Avenza Supports Cartography Design Compilation

Cartography Design Annual


Cartography Design Annual #1 collection of maps to showcase top maps from –

Toronto, ON, July 22, 2008 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial imaging tools for Adobe Photoshop is pleased to announce that it has provided support to Springer Cartographics of Crosswicks, NJ towards the compilation and publishing of its Cartography Design Annual #1 collection of maps from some of the top cartographers in the world.

“We are delighted to help support this wonderful collection of maps,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems. “The Cartography Design Annual is an excellent demonstration of what can be done with modern-day map-making software and we thank Nick Springer of Springer Cartographics for putting it together for all to enjoy,” he added.

Compiled and edited by Nick Springer, The Cartography Design Annual presents a collection of a select group of maps published in the 2007 calendar year. The maps cover a broad spectrum of cartographic styles: classic terrain maps, road maps, hand-illustrated maps, black & white maps, and many more. The Cartography Design Annual is published by Springer Cartographics LLC in full-color, with an overview and detail view of each map. The book contains 36 maps from cartographers in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Australia. This is book #1 in what will be an annual series published by Springer Cartographics.

“The idea for The Cartography Design Annual came from all the really beautiful maps that cartographers posted on,” said Mr. Springer. “I thought that everyone outside of our industry would appreciate the kinds of amazing maps being designed and published in any given year. We thank Avenza Systems for their generous support of this project”, he added.

For more information about the book or to purchase a copy, visit:
To inquire about next year’s Cartography Design Annual #2, email:

More about Nick Springer and Springer Cartographics

Nick Springer is the Founder and President of Springer Cartographics of Crosswicks, NJ. Mr. Springer is also the founder of, the most popular online community for cartographers worldwide. He has worked for Microsoft Corporation as a Product Designer creating mapping applications. He studied Geography and Cartography at Syracuse University.

More about MAPublisher and Geographic Imager

MAPublisher is powerful, easy to use, 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 handling capabilities of these software packages. Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software.

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, the Company offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit for more details.

For further information:
Avenza Systems ● 416-487-5116 ● ●
Springer Cartographics LLC ● 609-903-6333 ●

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