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Secure Your Mobile Mapping with Avenza Maps: Rugged Apps Edition

Avenza Systems Partners with Leading Defense Contractor SAIC to Offer a Verified Secure Version of its Popular Offline Map App

Toronto, ON, Canada (December 20, 2021)Avenza 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 partnered with SAIC and launched Avenza Maps®: RA Edition as a cornerstone of SAIC’s new Rugged Apps platform.

“SAIC is very pleased to provide Avenza Maps through our Rugged Apps™ platform. Avenza’s app delivers enhanced mission value in a verified and secure manner, allowing use with confidence by users,” said Michael LaRouche, President of SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector.

SAIC’s new Rugged Appsplatform provides government customers with highly-secured versions of their preferred mobile applications used to complete missions every day. Avenza Maps: RA Edition passes National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) compliant processes to ensure the app is safe and secure for government use in a wide range of applications including land management, forestry, military, and disaster response as well as sensitive commercial environments such as oil and gas, mining, forestry and healthcare.

“We recognize the utmost importance of increased and reliable cyber-security, especially when it comes to mobile computing, and we are delighted to work with SAIC to make Avenza Maps Pro available through the Rugged Apps platform. Rugged Apps is a much-needed way of ensuring that one’s mobile apps are safe and we encourage all government and private sector users seeking to protect their systems to obtain their apps via Rugged Apps,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza.

In addition to being NIAP compliant, Avenza Maps: RA Edition also offers all the features of Avenza Maps Pro as well as unlimited access to all Avenza Map Store content, including paid maps, at no additional cost.

Avenza Maps: RA Edition is currently available for iOS devices. Availability on Android devices will be launched in the near future. Government customers are able to order through NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) or by contacting Avenza Sales directly by phone at 800-884-2555 (North America) or at 1-416-487-5116 or by email at sales@avenza.com. For more information, visit the Avenza Maps: RA Edition website at www.avenzamaps.com/ruggedapps or the SAIC Rugged Apps website at www.saic.com/rugged-apps.

About Avenza Maps
Avenza Maps is an award-winning offline mapping app used by professionals on a daily basis for search and rescue, to support humanitarian efforts, to fight wildfires and industries operating in remote areas or where offline maps are a necessity. Avenza Maps is also used as a teaching tool in post-secondary education, and by a growing number of recreational users to navigate, and explore off the grid. The app is a one-stop map shop with nearly one million unique map titles available on-demand, no matter where you are in the world, through the Avenza Map Store. 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. 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. For more information, visit www.avenza.com.

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 6.5 for Adobe Photoshop

Toronto, ON, December 14, 2021 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices and geospatial extensions for Adobe® Creative Cloud®, including MAPublisher® for Adobe Illustrator®, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager® 6.5 for Adobe Photoshop®. This latest release offers full compatibility with the latest release of Adobe Photoshop 2022 (23.0.x), compatibility with Windows 11 and macOS 12, import and export support for vector GeoPackages, and enhancements to the Terrain Shader tool including a new “Document Blending Mode” for overlaying images on elevation data.

Powering the Geospatial Image Editing Process

Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop delivers an all-encompassing solution to import, edit, and export geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. Work with digital elevation models, GeoTIFFs, and other popular GIS image formats, now including GeoPackages, while using Adobe Photoshop features such as transparencies, filters, cropping, and image adjustments; all while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections.

New features of the Geographic Imager 6.5 plugin for Adobe Photoshop include:

  • Photoshop Compatibility: Works with the newest Adobe Photoshop 2022 (23.0.x)
  • Compatibility with Windows 11 and macOS 12
  • GeoPackage Support: Import and export vector GeoPackages
  • Terrain Shader Enhancements: “Document blending mode” options for image overlays with Terrain Shader
  • Additional feature enhancements and bug fixes

Geographic Imager 6.5 is immediately available and free of charge to all current Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and starts at US$349 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$749. Geographic Imager Basic Edition licenses start at US$99. Academic, floating, and volume license pricing is also available. For more information, visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager.

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 mapping software, Avenza offers the mobile Avenza Maps app to sell, purchase, distribute, and use maps on iOS and Android devices. For more information, visit www.avenza.com.

For further information contact: + 1 416-487-5116 – info@avenza.comwww.avenza.com

Avenza Releases MAPublisher 10.9 for Adobe Illustrator

Toronto, ON, November 9, 2021 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices and geospatial extensions for Adobe Creative Cloud®, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher® 10.9 for Adobe Illustrator®. This version offers compatibility with Adobe Illustrator 2022, Windows 11, and macOS 12. It also provides a variety of feature updates including the widely requested support for the vector GeoPackage and TopoJSON data formats, new Geodesic options for the Buffer Art tool, default filter on import and style on import options, and several performance improvements and bug fixes.

MAPublisher cartography software seamlessly integrates more than seventy GIS mapping tools into Adobe Illustrator to help you create beautiful maps from geospatial data. Import industry-standard GIS data formats and make crisp, clean maps with all attributes and georeferencing intact using the Adobe Illustrator design environment.

New major features of the MAPublisher 10.9 extension for Adobe Illustrator include:

  • Adobe Illustrator 2022 compatibility
  • Windows 11 and macOS 12 Monterey compatibility
  • TopoJSON support: Import TopoJSON data
  • GeoPackage support: Import and export vector GeoPackage data 
  • Geodesic Buffer settings: Provides more accurate distance buffers on point data when working on features distant from lines of true scale
  • Default import filters and styles: Specify default options for filtering and displaying data that is imported into MAPublisher

Avenza announces that compatibility support is changing for its desktop mapping software. Starting with MAPublisher 10.9, both Windows 7 and Adobe CS6 will no longer be supported. Users will require a valid Adobe Creative Cloud subscription and a compatible operating system to utilize the improvements and enhancements offered in MAPublisher 10.9. For questions and more information on how these changes around compatibility may affect your organization, please contact our Support Centre.

MAPublisher 10.9 is immediately available free of charge to all current MAPublisher users with active maintenance and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$649. New licenses are available from US$1499. MAPublisher FME-Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$499. Academic, floating, and volume licenses are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Read more about MAPublisher 10.9 in the release blog, or 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. Avenza also offers the mobile Avenza Maps app to sell, purchase, distribute, and use maps on iOS and Android devices.

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

Adobe MAX 2021: Exciting Improvements for Avenza Mapping Plugins

Toronto, CA (October 26, 2021) – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices is pleased to announce the upcoming releases of MAPublisher® 10.9 for Adobe Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® 6.5 for Adobe Photoshop® 2022 These updates will provide a range of user interface improvements, feature enhancements, bug fixes, and performance upgrades, along with compatibility with the latest Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

Data-driven Map Design in Illustrator with MAPublisher

MAPublisher cartography software seamlessly integrates more than seventy GIS mapping tools into Adobe Illustrator to help you create beautiful maps from GIS data. Import industry-standard GIS data formats and make crisp, clean maps with all attributes and georeferencing intact using the Adobe Illustrator design environment.

Expected new features of the MAPublisher 10.9 extension for Adobe Illustrator include support for import and export of vector Geopackages, import of TopoJSON files, new “Geodesic” buffers, a default simplification setting, bug fixes, user interface enhancements, and much more.

Powerful Imagery Editing in Photoshop with Geographic Imager

Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop delivers an all-encompassing solution to import, edit, and export geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. Work with digital elevation models, GeoTIFFs, and other popular GIS image formats while using Adobe Photoshop features such as transparencies, filters, cropping, and image adjustments; all while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections

Expected improvements of the Geographic Imager 6.5 extension for Adobe Photoshop include functionality enhancements for several tools, performance improvements, bug fixes, and more. Additional feature upgrades to be announced soon.

Upgrade or Purchase 

MAPublisher 10.9 will be available free of charge to all current MAPublisher users with active maintenance and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$649. New licenses are available from US$1499. MAPublisher FME-Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$499.

Geographic Imager 6.5 will be available and free of charge to all current Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and starts at US$349 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$749. Geographic Imager Basic Edition licenses start at US$99. 

Academic, floating, and volume license pricing is also available for both extension suites.

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. Avenza also offers the mobile Avenza Maps app to sell, purchase, distribute, and use maps on iOS and Android devices. For more information, visit www.avenza.com.
For further information contact:  416-487-5116 – info@avenza.comwww.avenza.com

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 6.4 for Adobe Photoshop

Toronto, ON, September 20th, 2021 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices and geospatial plugins for Adobe® Creative Cloud®, including MAPublisher® for Adobe Illustrator®, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager® 6.4 for Adobe Photoshop®. This latest version is fully compatible with the most recent version of Adobe Photoshop 2021 and introduces the ability to store embedded georeferencing within the saved Photoshop document format. Geographic Imager 6.4 also brings forward scripting support for the export of point, text, and vector layers, updated map store upload options, coordinate system updates, and a host of bug fixes and engine enhancements.

Enriching the Geospatial Image Editing Process

Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop delivers an all-encompassing solution to import, edit, and export geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. Work with digital elevation models, GeoTIFFs, and other popular GIS image formats while using Adobe Photoshop features such as transparencies, filters, cropping, and image adjustments; all while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections.

New features of the Geographic Imager 6.4 plugin for Adobe Photoshop include:

  • Georeferenced Photoshop documents: Users can now store embedded georeferencing within a saved PSD/PSB. This reduces the need for retaining separate or external reference files.
  • Scripting support for export of vector layers: This will allow the export of vector layers, points, and text to be recorded as actions and provides functionality to script these processes.
  • New Avenza Map Store categories: The new categories used for browsing maps on the Avenza Map Store have been added when using the  ‘Upload to Avenza Map Store” functionality.
  • Updated coordinate systems: Engine enhancements including an updated coordinate system library.

Geographic Imager 6.4 is immediately available and free of charge to all current Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and starts at US$349 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$749. Geographic Imager Basic Edition licenses start at US$99. Academic, floating, and volume license pricing is also available. For more information, visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager.

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 mapping software, Avenza offers the mobile Avenza Maps app to sell, purchase, distribute, and use maps on iOS and Android devices. For more information, visit www.avenza.com.

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

Avenza Releases MAPublisher 10.8 for Adobe Illustrator

Toronto, ON, April 27th, 2021 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices and geospatial plugins for Adobe Creative Cloud®, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher® 10.8 for Adobe Illustrator®. This latest version provides user interface and usability enhancements for several tools, an updated coordinate systems library, raster ECW format support, and other mapping engine enhancements.

MAPublisher cartography software seamlessly integrates more than seventy GIS mapping tools into Adobe Illustrator to help you create beautiful maps from GIS data. Import industry-standard GIS data formats and make crisp, clean maps with all attributes and georeferencing intact using the Adobe Illustrator design environment.

New features of the MAPublisher 10.8 plugin for Adobe Illustrator include:

  • User Interface and Tool Improvements: 
    • Multi-select attribute columns to batch modify attribute properties
    • Line Plotter allows multi-select MAP locations
    • MAP Themes now includes overprint options 
    • Document Summary panels will now provide MAPublisher “last saved with” version information
    • Scale Bar, Create Legend, and Elevation Profile preview panel can now display background colours
  • Raster ECW Support: Import and work with Enhanced Compression Wavelet files 
  • Updated Coordinate Systems: Engine enhancements including an updated coordinate system library

 

MAPublisher 10.8 is immediately available free of charge to all current MAPublisher users with active maintenance and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$649. New licenses are available from US$1499. MAPublisher FME-Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$499. Academic, floating, and volume licences are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Read more about MAPublisher 10.8 in our release blog, or 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. Avenza also offers the mobile Avenza Maps app to sell, purchase, distribute, and use maps on iOS and Android devices. For more information, visit www.avenza.com.

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

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 6.3 for Adobe Photoshop

 

Toronto, ON, February 22, 2021 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps® app for mobile devices and geospatial plugins for Adobe Creative Cloud®, including MAPublisher® for Adobe Illustrator®, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager® 6.3. This latest version provides full compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur, and introduces a new cloud licensing system to efficiently access and manage floating licenses across an organization without the need to set-up, deploy and manage a local server. 

“Geographic Imager has built a reputation for providing a powerful suite of tools that seamlessly integrate into spatial imagery workflows built around Adobe Photoshop,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems. “By offering improved cloud licensing features and full compatibility with the latest macOS 11 release, Geographic imager continues to provide the productive, reliable user experience our customers have come to trust and rely upon”

Powering the Geospatial Imagery Editing Process

Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop® delivers an all-encompassing solution to import, edit, and export geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. Work with digital elevation models, GeoTIFFs, and other popular GIS image formats while using Adobe Photoshop® features such as transparencies, filters, cropping, and image adjustments; all while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections.

New features of the Geographic Imager 6.3 plugin for Adobe Photoshop® include:

  • macOS 11 compatibility: Fully compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Cloud-based floating licenses: Access floating licenses easily with RLM Cloud
  • Chinese UXP update: Geographic imager 6.3 (Chinese Version) now uses Adobe’s new Unified Extensibility Platform (UXP)

 

Geographic Imager 6.3 is immediately available and free of charge to all current Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and starts at US$349 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$749. Geographic Imager Basic Edition licenses start at US$99. Academic, floating, and volume license pricing is also available. For more information, visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager.

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 mapping software, Avenza offers the mobile Avenza Maps app to sell, purchase, distribute, and use maps on iOS and Android devices. For more information, visit www.avenza.com.

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

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