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Avenza Maps iOS App Launches In The GEOINT App Store

Avenza partners with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to bring its popular offline map app to the Department of Defence and Intelligence Community

Toronto, ON, December 5, 2017Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, is proud to announce that it has officially launched Avenza Maps®, its market-leading, award-winning mobile mapping app, on the GEOINT App Store. Created by the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the GEOINT App Store is exclusively for Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) personnel.

Avenza Maps, including unlimited access to the Avenza Map Store’s extensive catalogue of digital maps, is available for iOS devices to all DoD and IC personnel by creating a GEOINT account using existing federal credentials, such as Common Access Card (CAC) or Personal Identity Verification (PIV). Once registered, the Avenza Maps app can be downloaded without cost to their mobile device.

“With the launch of Avenza Maps in the GEOINT App Store, we’re proud to be partnering with the NGA to bolster the value of offline maps for critical missions, safety, and locational awareness,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza. “We’re excited that our app will be officially accessible by the intelligence community and we’re committed to providing them with a mapping technology solution that has so far exceeded the expectations of our users and partners.”

The Avenza Maps app is made available on the GEOINT App Store for iOS devices through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). Approved DoD and IC personnel can download the app complimentary to their own mobile device, get unlimited free georeferenced and location-aware maps from the Avenza Map Store, and use them completely offline with a variety of tools including Avenza Maps Pro tier features. For more information about how to get the app, visit the GEOINT App Store website at apps.nga.mil.

More about Avenza Maps and Avenza Systems Inc.

The Avenza Maps app is an all-inclusive mapping platform for mobile devices. Users can import and use maps offline in addition to getting maps from the Avenza Map Store. Map publishers can become Avenza Map Store vendors and make their maps available for purchase. Businesses and organizations can upgrade to an Avenza Maps Pro subscription which allows for commercial use, includes enhanced tools and features, and enhanced support. For more information, visit www.avenzamaps.com.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows desktop users and iOS and Android mobile users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
Avenza Systems
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

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Avenza Releases MAPublisher 10 For Adobe Illustrator

Adobe CC 2018 compatibility and data link management

Toronto, ON, November 14, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher® 10 for Adobe Illustrator. This latest update includes many new features and enhancements including full compatibility with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2018.

This MAPublisher release introduces the ability to manage data links where MAP layers in a document can be updated when its source data has been modified. “We’ve reached out for valuable user feedback since our last release and have heard many requests for improved GIS data management and streamlined import,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “By developing and implementing features from this feedback, we’re committed to maintaining MAPublisher as the industry-standard cartography tool to help map makers create amazing products for print, mobile, and web.”

Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 10

  • Fully compatible with the latest Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 on both Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac
  • New ability to create and manage data links for MAPublisher documents. MAP layers in a document can be updated when its source data has been modified.
  • New attribute filter capability to select which layers and attributes to include or exclude prior to import
  • New geometry filter capability to select which features to include or exclude prior to import
  • New scale bar styles and customization options including ability to save, import, and export scale bar styles
  • New Visvalingam-Whyatt simplification method and fault tolerance settings to simplify art
  • New MAP Tagger Tool ability to create custom leader lines with various arrow styles and an option to snap leader line to different positions around a label
  • A new Point Utilities action that can rotate points to the angle of latitude
  • A modified Text Utilities action that can draw a point for text based upon text alignment for indexing purposes
  • New settings for North Arrow location including True North and a custom coordinate and options to use Great Circle or compass method.
  • New MAP Web Author HTML5 export customization options including adjustable scale bar.
  • A number of user interface and usability enhancements.

 

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design environment of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate features and produce print-ready, mobile, and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.

MAPublisher 10 is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$599. New commercial licenses are available from US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to desktop software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers product training, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS and Android mobile devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
Avenza Systems
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

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Scottish / UK Post Brexit Maps Now Available on Avenza Maps

Latest European Union maps highlight recent political changes

Toronto, ON, March 9, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, is delighted to announce that updated political maps of the European Union (EU) are now available on the Avenza Map Store. After a sensational launch in Europe of the printed versions, map publisher XYZ Maps, is making the digital maps available through Avenza’s market-leading, award-winning mobile mapping app, Avenza Maps. Recently featured in the Scottish newspaper, The National, the standard EU 2019 – Post Brexit map shows the UK out of the EU. However, the map attracting widespread attention is the alternative Scottish EU 2019 – Post Brexit map as it shows an independent Scotland still a member of the EU, while the reduced UK of England, Wales and Northern Ireland are out.

“We continuously support all of our map publishers who strive to improve maps for everyone,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems Inc. “The ease and speed of which maps can be published to a world-wide audience using the Avenza Maps platform is unparalleled,” he added. “Historic events that change the political horizon are documented not only by the media and social networks, but also in maps because it can affect the way we travel and move.”

The Scottish EU 2019 – Post Brexit map and other maps of the EU and UK published by XYZ Maps are available on the Avenza Map Store.

More about Avenza Maps

The Avenza Maps app is an all-inclusive mapping platform for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Consumers can download the app for free, get georeferenced maps from the Avenza Map Store, and use them completely offline with a variety of tools. Map publishers can register as a vendor in the Avenza Map Store and generate revenue by pricing their maps and making them available for purchase in this iTunes-like model for maps. Businesses and organizations can upgrade to a cost-effective Avenza Maps Pro subscription which allows for commercial use, includes enhanced tools and features, and enhanced support. For more information, visit the Avenza Maps website at www.avenzamaps.com.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 5.2 for Adobe Photoshop

Connect to Esri® ArcGIS Online within Adobe Photoshop to import image layers

Toronto, ON, February 7, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including MAPublisher® for Adobe Illustrator®, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager 5.2 for Adobe Photoshop®. This latest update includes many new features including full compatibility with the latest Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017 release.

This Geographic Imager release also introduces the ability to import spatial image layers directly from Esri’s ArcGIS Online accounts and web services into Adobe Photoshop enabling users to harness Geographic Imager’s and Adobe Photoshop’s tools to edit georeferenced high-resolution imagery.

“This release means that both Geographic Imager and MAPublisher are fully compatible with Adobe CC 2017 and have ArcGIS Online integrated,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’re continuously providing more ways for our users to import their data into an excellent map design environment,” he added. “Avenza software covers your needs from any point in your mapping workflow, including output to mobile devices.”

Enhancements and new features of Geographic Imager 5.2

  • Fully compatible with the latest Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
  • Sign-in and import Map Image Layers, Tile Layers, and web services from ArcGIS Online with complete spatial referencing
  • ENVI HDR Raster and DEM support
  • Tiling improvements and optimizations
  • Various user interface and usability enhancements

 

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop leverages the superior image editing capabilities of the world’s premier raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial production tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photographs, orthophotos, and DEMs in GeoTIFF and other major GIS image formats using Adobe Photoshop features such as transparencies, filters, and image adjustments while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections.

Geographic Imager 5.2 is immediately available and free of charge to all current Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and at US$319 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$699. Geographic Imager Basic licenses start at US$99. Academic, floating and volume license pricing is also available. Visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

Avenza MAPublisher Now Features ArcGIS Online Integration within Adobe Illustrator

Connect to ArcGIS Online within Adobe Illustrator to import and work with data layers

Toronto, ON, January 4, 2017 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated integration of ArcGIS Online into the latest release of MAPublisher 9.9 for Adobe Illustrator.

Map makers and GIS professionals can sign-in to their ArcGIS Online account, view available data layers, and import them directly into Adobe Illustrator, while maintaining all georeferencing, geospatial features, and attributes. Unlike Esri’s recent ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud offering, MAPublisher maintains a true GIS-like operating environment within Adobe Illustrator and does not drop attributes or geodata. In addition, users can connect to ArcGIS web services, providing the flexibility to import data from a wide variety of sources. ArcGIS Online is also included in the MAPublisher Point Plotter tool as an option to geocode addresses (using ArcGIS Online service credits).

“MAPublisher is evolving with the integration of ArcGIS Online,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’re committed to providing professionals with more options to get data into Adobe Illustrator using MAPublisher so that can they make the best map products possible,” he added. “From start to finish, MAPublisher makes it easy for anyone to add geospatial data from a variety of sources, create maps with intuitive mapping tools and publish maps to print, web, and mobile-ready formats.”

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce both print-ready and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.

MAPublisher 9.9 is currently available starting at US$1399 for a commercial fixed license. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

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 to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
416-487-5116
info@avenza.com
www.avenza.com

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