Avenza MAPublisher Supports Cartographica

Open Cartographica-generated Adobe Illustrator files using MAPublisher

Toronto, ON, March 9, 2011 – Avenza Systems Inc., producer of PDF Maps for iOS devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite®, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe® Photoshop®, is pleased to announce new support for Cartographica-generated Adobe Illustrator files in MAPublisher 8.4. Cartographica, produced by ClueTrust®, is a geographic information system (GIS) for Mac OS® that contains geospatial tools to explore, analyze and present data.

"We collaborated with ClueTrust to give users more options when working with geospatial data,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems. “MAPublisher recognizes geographic information from Cartographica exported Adobe Illustrator files. Users can now seamlessly work with data manipulated in Cartographica in familiar MAP Views, MAP Layers, styles and colours in Adobe Illustrator.” he added.

MAPublisher 8.4 also includes new support for thematic mapping. Create graduated colour maps, dot density maps and maps with charts easily using MAP Themes.

More about Cartographica
ClueTrust re-launched commercial GIS on the Macintosh in 2009 by releasing Cartographica, a fully MacOS X native GIS which is available at our website, www.macgis.com for $495. Cartographica contains an impressive library of import and export tools, integrated projection management, intuitive exploration tools, and powerful analysis tools. Academic, and volume pricing is also available. In January 2011, ClueTrust brought interactive GIS and geospatial field data entry to the iPhone and iPad with Cartographica Mobile which is available in the ITunes store for $79.99.

More about ClueTrust
ClueTrust is a leading developer of GIS software solutions for the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. With a long history of developing high-tech solutions for a number of sectors, ClueTrust products have won recognition and market leadership status over the past two decades. Our flagship product family, Cartographica has made geospatial data intuitive. More information is available at www.macgis.com.

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator
MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a set of geospatial tools, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphic design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency.

MAPublisher 8.4 is available free of charge to all customers with an active MAPublisher maintenance subscription and as a $599 USD upgrade for non-maintenance users. New licenses are $1399 USD. Academic, floating and volume pricing is also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Details are available at www.avenza.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 for making 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 PDF Maps app for using geospatial PDF files on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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