Avenza Releases PDF Maps Update on iTunes App Store

Geospatial PDF reader updated with new features and tools

Toronto, ON, March 16, 2011 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce an updated version of PDF Maps, the popular geospatial PDF reader for Apple iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

"We are very excited about this update for PDF Maps. It improves on the previous version by adding new features and tools to make the experience of navigating and viewing geospatial PDF maps on Apple iOS devices even better" said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. "Since its initial release, we have received a lot of feedback about the app and much of it have been feature requests. We’re listening to our users, developing new and exciting features, and pushing them out as the product evolves," he added.

This release of PDF Maps offers many features including:
• A new tool to easily find the coordinates of any location in the map; including the ability to type in a coordinate to search.
• A new option to display coordinates as Lat/Long (WGS84), Lat/Long (Map Default), Northing/Easting, or Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)/United States National Grid (USNG)
• New support for GeoTIFF files; create tiles similar to how a geospatial PDF is tiled
• A new option to render a map in higher resolution
• Improved map processing speed
• Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

PDF Maps complements MAPublisher and Geographic Imager, the only available methods for authoring geospatial PDF documents within the Adobe Creative Suite. PDF Maps is available now on the iTunes App Store free of charge. For more information about PDF Maps, visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com/pdf-maps.

More about geospatial PDF
With the release of Adobe Acrobat 9 and Adobe Reader 9, a new geospatial feature set was introduced to the Adobe PDF specification. Geospatial PDF files are PDF documents that contain geospatial information such as real world location and/or GIS attributes. Geospatial PDF documents can be created in some GIS applications such as ArcGIS and Mapinfo and from within Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop with the aid of the MAPublisher and Geographic Imager plugins, respectively. The geospatial data contained in a geospatial PDF document may be accessed and used (for example to locate a specific point or measure distances) without the aid of any additional plugins, using tools found natively within Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9.

More about MAPublisher and Geographic Imager
MAPublisher 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 design capabilities of this leading graphic design software. Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software.

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. For more information visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com.

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