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Avenza ships MAPublisher 5.0 for Illustrator

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Powerful mapmaking software supports Illustrator 10 and Mac OS X

Mississauga, ON, June 17, 2002 - Avenza Systems Inc. announces the release of MAPublisher 5.0 for Adobe Illustrator, mapmaking software to produce quality maps from GIS data. Significant new functionality includes support for Adobe Illustrator 10, Apple Mac OS X and import of MicroStation Design (DGN) files.

“The new features in MAPublisher 5.0 are impressive time savers,” said Steve Spindler, owner of “Keeping all my workflow in OS X alone made it a worthwhile purchase,” he added.

New features in MAPublisher 5.0 for Illustrator

§ Adobe Illustrator 10 compatible
§ Mac OS X compatible
§ MicroStation DGN file import
§ Douglas-Peucker Line Simplification
§ Plot points in decimal degrees or DMS onto any projected plane
§ Convert between DMS and decimal degrees
§ Create GeoTiffs and other geo-referenced raster images
§ Store map projections in already projected files after import
§ 'Sticky' selection menus remember last menu selection
§ Automatic Scale bar creation
§ Automatic Grid generation in page units
§ Simplify Arcs
§ Bezier curve creation from GIS data segments
§ Bezier curve support during scale transformation, projecting, area and length calculations
§ Area drawing tools in map units
§ Copy and paste map data between layers
§ Automatic grain calculation on data import
§ Updated e00 import, now imports all components (anno, pnt, arc, poly)
§ Create grids in differing page units
§ DGN data automatically attributed level # during import
§ Project data to different output map units

More about MAPublisher 5.0 for Illustrator

MAPublisher 5.0 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. Avenza also offers MAPublisher for FreeHand – a suite of Xtras for Macromedia Freehand that add mapmaking functionality. MAPublisher 5.0 for Illustrator is available as an upgrade for US$349. New licenses are US$849. Prices include 1 year of maintenance.

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, the Company offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services.

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