Continued Compatibility with Adobe 2020
Both Windows (64-bit) and Mac users can explore the exciting new and improved features MAPublisher 10.6 offers with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. Talk about a power duo — upgrade today (it’s free for maintenance users)!
In our line of work, spatial relationships are really important and can be complicated, but working with them shouldn’t be. MAPublisher 10.6 delivers the brand-new Spatial Join feature and we’re ecstatic to be sharing it with you. With Spatial Join, you can:
- copy attributes from one layer to another based on their spatial relationship
- use relationships including Near, Closest, Identical To, Contains, Within, Has Centre In, and Intersects
- adjust the Precision and Tolerance
Spatial Join tool
Features joined based on spatial relationship
Improved Line Plotter
The Earth isn’t flat, and your plotted lines shouldn’t be either! The improved Line Plotter tool will accurately plot lines with the Geodesic and Rhumb line methods, taking your projection into consideration (or calculation if we’re getting technical) and is available for both Point by Point and Course & Distance plotting styles.
The Rhumb line method will create either straight or curved lines, depending on the projection used. Still want to plot straight lines? The Cartesian method is sticking around and will work just as you remember it. A preview option is now available, so you can take a look at the three different methods on your map before plotting the line (or simply turn it off if your line has too many points).
Geodesic Method: Shortest distance between points
Rhumb lines: Constant bearing, curved or straight depending on the map projection.
Cartesian lines: straight lines from destination to destination.
Improved Map Measurement Tool
With the addition of the Geodesic and Rhumb methods for plotting lines, we’ve made sure you can accurately measure the distance between points with these methods as well, whether they’re curved or straight lines.
- Measure distances between points using Geodesic, Cartesian and Rhumb line methods
- Like the Line Plotter, Geodesic and Rhumb measurement lines can be curved or straight, depending on the map projection
- A combination of keyboard presses (Shift + Click) will add the measurement line as an object on your layer
Rhumb Measurement Line
Geodesic measurement line
Cartesian Measurement Line
Installer Will Uninstall Previous Versions
We’ve made some improvements to the installer. You’ll notice that the MAPublisher 10.6 installer will prompt you to uninstall previous versions of MAPublisher. We’ve designed the installer to guide you through this process. You can also uninstall older versions through the Control Panel (Windows) or as usually on macOS.
Export Document to Image
Colours on a map can make important information pop or sometimes they just make the map look nice. Whichever way, we’ve made sure your colour profiles stick around when exporting your document to an image. ICC profiles (the data that characterizes a coloured input or output device) will be embedded when documents are exported as TIFF files. If an Adobe Illustrator document is in the CMYK colour space, its colour profile will be embedded in the TIFF if the exported TIFF’s colour mode is also set to CMYK.
Map Data Links
We’ve made it easier to keep your workspace clean. Previously, when a layer is deleted, data links were not removed. In MAPublisher 10.6, data links are now removed when a layer is deleted and is the new default behaviour.
Stay safe out there and happy Spring cleaning!