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Avenza announces MAPublisher 6.0 for Illustrator

Avenza Systems Inc. announced the release of MAPublisher 6.0 for Adobe Illustrator. MAPublisher 6.0 is a mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data. Significant new functionality in MAPublisher 6.0 includes support for Adobe Illustrator CS, new floating MAP Views palette, improved drag-and-drop projecting, support for Illustrator symbols and styles and import/export support for additional map data file formats.

New features in MAPublisher 6.0 for Adobe Illustrator:
§ Adobe Illustrator CS compatible
§ Floating licensing option availability
§ New MAP Views palette to easily manage MAPublisher layers and co-ordinate systems
§ New MAP Stylesheets palette to easily create, manage and apply map feature symbols and styles
§ Support for Adobe Illustrator symbols and styles
§ Drag-and-drop map layers between projections for automatic transformation
§ Drag-and-drop symbolization and styling with new MAP Stylesheets function
§ New “Simple Import” map data import option for quick and easy map data import
§ Automatic projection transformation upon data import
§ Support for many more local and international projections and co-ordinate systems
§ Create and save custom co-ordinate systems
§ Single-click automatic centering and re-positioning of page anchors
§ Import support for AutoCAD DWG & DXF 2000, Arcinfo .gen, MapInfo .tab, MicroStation V8 and TIGER/Line files
§ Import support for Arcview shape .prj files
§ Export support for AutoCAD DXF & DWG, Arcinfo .e00 & .gen, MapInfo .tab, and MicroStation DGN files
§ Automatic grain calculation and data simplification on import
§ Automated text placement can now be directed to a specific document layer

MAPublisher 6.0 for Illustrator is a map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the graphics capabilities of this graphics design software. Avenza also offers MAPublisher 5.0 for FreeHand – a suite of Xtras that add mapmaking functionality to Macromedia Freehand 10 and MX.