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Avenza Releases MAPublisher 8.3 for Adobe Illustrator

– Powerful cartographic suite now supports the new Adobe Illustrator CS5 –

Toronto, ON, May 18, 2010 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 8.3 for Adobe Illustrator. MAPublisher 8.3 is the latest version of this powerful mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data for both print and electronic distribution which now offers support for the new version of Adobe Illustrator, CS5.

MAPublisher 8.3 for Adobe Illustrator is a full product upgrade that is free of charge to all current MAPublisher Maintenance Program subscribers and replaces the current shipping version of MAPublisher, version 8.2, for all new customers using Adobe Illustrator CS3, CS4 and CS5.

“We have once again listened to the requests of our users and implemented a host of new features with MAPublisher 8.3,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza, “In addition to support for Illustrator CS5, this new and exciting MAPublisher version now offers the ability to transfer map objects between documents, automatically create knockouts for text objects, and contains an enhanced MAP Web Author JavaScript API and dozens of other features which together significantly advance this powerful and widely used cartographic and map-design platform.” he added.

MAPublisher 8.3 includes all the significant functionality introduced in earlier releases of MAPublisher as well as the following new features and enhancements.

New Features of MAPublisher 8.3 for Adobe Illustrator

  • Compatibility with Adobe Illustrator CS5 for both Mac and Windows
  • New Line Plotter function to create polylines by entering coordinates or the distance and bearing values between points
  • Import MAP Objects to copy MAP objects between documents, including Stylesheets and MAP Selections
  • Enhanced MAP Selection functionality offering additional selection options including spatial, art and attribute
  • New knockout function for easily creating knockouts for text objects
  • Buffer Art function to create area objects around points and lines
  • MAP Attribute Panel enhancements and optimizations
  • New Layer Notes functionality to record information including original dataset path, format, co-ordinate system, object count and date
  • Enhanced export to Geospatial PDF functionality now offers control over exported layers with attributes, ability to easily assign attribute values to be used as object names, item sort order and round-trip data control
  • MAPublisher Spatial Database import system for ESRI geodatabases now included (Windows only)
  • New MAPublisher Web Author JavaScript API functionality including various runtime operations
  • New functionality to create MAP Views from Adobe Photoshop paths (Geographic Imager license required)
  • Various other user interface improvements and performance enhancements to improve usability

More about MAPublisher for Illustrator

MAPublisher 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 for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency.

MAPublisher 8.3 for Illustrator is available free of charge to all MAPublisher for Illustrator customers with a valid maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance members at US$599. New licenses are US$1399. Academic, floating and volume pricing is available. 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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