Avenza Releases MAPublisher 8.5 for Adobe Illustrator

Newest release fully compatible with Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

Toronto, ON, June 1, 2011 – Avenza® Systems Inc., producers of the PDF Maps app for iOS and geospatial plugins for Adobe Creative Suite, including Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher® 8.5 for Adobe® Illustrator®. This release is now fully compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS5.1, part of the new Creative Suite 5.5 family.

"We’re delighted to release MAPublisher 8.5 to follow the latest update of the Adobe Creative Suite,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “Our users will be happy to know that this release of MAPublisher will be fully supported and compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 on both Windows and Mac. We’ve also included some priority fixes from user requests,” he added.

Major features and new functionality are being planned and developed for the next release of MAPublisher.

Additional MAPublisher 8.5 features
• Support for Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 (also known as Illustrator 15.1 in Adobe CS5.5) on Windows and Mac
• Seamlessly open geospatial PDF and GeoPDF documents and assign content as MAPublisher layers
• New spatial filter option when indexing map objects

More about MAPublisher for Illustrator
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 graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data and producing high-quality maps with efficiency. MAPublisher 8.5 for Illustrator is available free of charge to all MAPublisher customers with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users at US$599. New licenses are US$1399. Academic, floating and volume pricing is also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

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 viewing 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