MAPublisher and Geographic Imager License File Retrieval

Retrieve a license file for a previously activated MAPublisher (versions 6.x and 7.x) and Geographic Imager (versions 1.x and 2.x) only—both evaluation and purchased licenses. Please read these instructions completely before retrieving your license file. If you wish to perform any other type of product activation, visit the Licensing Support section.

If you have already registered and activated your license, follow the instructions to retrieve the license file:

  1. Select the product, version and operating system from the drop-down list.
  2. If you are using an evaluation version, click the Evaluation License check box. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
  3. Type your Machine ID in the text field (instructions listed below for your version).
  4. Click Retrieve License.


  • Ensure that the correct product, version and operating system is selected, otherwise you may not receive a license file that is compatible with your installation.
  • The retrieval system will not issue a license file for a product that you have not previously activated.
  • The license file will be sent to the email address used for the original activation.
  • Licenses are uniquely bound to the machine upon which they were activated and will not work on any other machine.

If there are any problems, or you can not receive e-mail, contact Avenza Support at (416) 487-6442 or by e-mail at

Retrieve Licence

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Evaluation License:
Machine ID*:

Before finding your Machine ID, remove all peripherals (including docking station) then open Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. The Machine ID is found in the following locations:

MAPublisher 7.x

Start Adobe Illustrator and choose Help > MAP Security > Machine ID.

MAPublisher 6.x

Start Adobe Illustrator and when the MAPublisher Activation Wizard appears, proceed to the telephone option. Locate the Machine ID in the telephone activation dialog box.

Geographic Imager 1.x & 2.x

Start Adobe Photoshop and when the Geographic Imager Activation Wizard appears, proceed to the telephone option. Locate the Machine ID in the telephone activation dialog box. If the Activation Wizard does not automatically appear, go to the Geographic Imager palette options menu from the Geographic Imager palette and click Register.

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