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Avenza helps Save The Elephants

Canada, 11 May 2007: Avenza Systems Inc., has announced that it has provided MAPublisher and Geographic Imager software to Nairobi, Kenya, based Save The Elephants (STE), so that it may more effectively support the conservation of the elephant population in Africa and communicate its message through better quality maps.

“…The versatility of MAPublisher and Geographic Imager have allowed us to produce high-quality, professional-grade map products on a level that was simply not possible before, finally bridging the gap between the science of GIS and the art of cartography”, said Mike Deutsch, principal Cartographer for the Gourma Elephant Project in Mali at Save The Elephants. “High-quality maps and visuals are a key part of our elephant conservation programs and remain one of the most effective ways to disseminate a large amount of data to a variety of individuals and organizations….”

MAPublisher is map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand, MAPublisher leverages the graphics handling capabilities of these software packages. Geographic Imager is a software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software.

Avenza Systems Inc. is a 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.