Toronto, ON, December 16, 2008 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop announced the inclusion of its new MAP Web Author Tool in the newest release of MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator, version 8.0. The MAPublisher Web Author Tool provides the ability to easily export map documents to intelligent, data-rich Flash SWF files for seamless publishing on the Internet and other Flash-based delivery mechanisms using Adobe Flash Player.
“It is now possible to build a map from GIS data in Adobe Illustrator and then immediately export it as a fully interactive Flash map complete with rollovers, layer control, pan and zoom controls and all the underlying GIS data attributes intact in a searchable manner.” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “This adds a wonderful new dimension to the output possibilities for map creation that anyone can easily employ without any special coding or Flash knowledge”, he added.
A special section of the Avenza website dedicated to the MAP Web Author (Flash Export) functionality, complete with examples and a full online tutorial can be found at www.avenza.com/mapwebauthor.html.
Features of MAPublisher 8.0 Export to Flash Functionality
– Export completed Adobe Illustrator map documents to Flash without any additional coding or software requirements
– All or some GIS data attributes can be effortlessly embedded as desired
– Easily create rollovers and pop-ups without any special ActionScript or coding required
– Easily embed images, web-links and other custom information
– Ability to control layer visibility
– Search for and identify map features based on attributes
– Zoom and pan functionality included in exported Flash document
– Maintain map quality across multiple media from print to web
More about MAPublisher for Illustrator
MAPublisher 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 design capabilities of this leading graphic design software.
The MAP Web Author Tool is contained in MAPublisher 8.0 which is available for US$1249 or as an upgrade for US$549 and free of charge to all MAPublisher for Illustrator customers with a valid maintenance subscription. Educational, floating and volume licenses are also be available. Prices include 1 year of maintenance.