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MAPublisher Instructional Video DVD Released

– Five-hour instructional video set now available for this powerful cartographic software suite –

Toronto, ON, September 8, 2009 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher and MAPublisher LabelPro cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator, Geographic Imager spatial imaging tools for Adobe Photoshop as well as MAPdataUSA, MAPdataCanada and MAPdataWorld royalty-free GIS data sets and Red Geographics, GIS consultants and an Avenza dealer based in The Netherlands, are pleased to announce the release of the MAPublisher Training Videos, a set of training videos produced by Red Geographics for Avenza’s MAPublisher cartographic plug-in for Adobe Illustrator.

“With this set of training videos, users can receive similar high-quality instruction for MAPublisher that is normally available through online or in-class training, but with the advantage of going through it at their own pace and repeating it as desired.” said Hans van der Maarel, owner of Red Geographics. “This will be a great asset for experienced users as well as people who are just starting out with MAPublisher”, he added.

This 5-hour set of videos, with a voice-over in English, is aimed at both novice and experienced MAPublisher users and covers the same amount of material as a 2-day training course. Composed of a series of 12 individual movies addressing all of the MAPublisher functions, including special attention paid to new features such as the new MAP Web Author and MAPublisher LabelPro tools, this DVD bases its instruction upon common, real-life scenarios and includes all supporting dataset.

“We applaud the initiative demonstrated by Red Geographics in creating this video compilation and the highly professional and thorough nature of its presentation.” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “The instructional content of these videos provides the perfect self-learning environment for both novice and experienced MAPublisher users alike and is bound to turn anyone into an expert very quickly”, he added.

The complete MAPublisher video DVD is available immediately at US$249 (plus shipping) from Avenza, with a US$50 discount being offered to members of the MAPublisher maintenance program, as well as directly from Red Geographics and other MAPublisher dealers in Europe and elsewhere including Screen + Paper GmbH in Germany. Visit the tutorial video product page.

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, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency and style. Full details are available at

More About Red Geographics

Red Geographics, founded in 2004 and based in The Netherlands, operates in the fields of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), geographical data, Spatial ETL, 3D visualization and digital cartography, offering consultancy and training, performing data translation and transformation services as well as creating both 2D and 3D maps and visualizations. Red Geographics’ goal is to help clients optimize the way they work with geographical data and information, thereby increasing gains from using this information. Red Geographics is also a distributor of several software products aimed at the GIS/Cartography market, including MAPublisher, Geographic Imager and other Avenza products.

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 contact:

Avenza Systems Inc.

Red Geographics

Screen + Paper
+49-8161-97 94

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