Georgia, USA, 1 August 2006: TerraGo Technologies, creators of MAP2PDF and GeoPDF announced on August 1 that MAP2PDF for ArcGIS version 3.0 is now available. Major enhancements include support for multiple, transparent raster and vector layers, compatibility with third party products such as DS Mapbook and PLTS, support for ArcGIS Server, and Visual Basic access to MAP2PDF functionality. Users may now create multiple GeoPDFs in batch mode with grouped layers exactly as represented in ArcMAP.
Other Version 3.0 improvements include the saving of MAP2PDF settings with the MXD, the placement of annotations as separate layers, map grid and map surround support as separate layers and support of user-defined datums.
All of the new features of Version 3.0 are integrated with the free GeoPDF toolbar where users can access many mapping functions including display of coordinates, measurement of distances and areas, markup, commenting, GPS tracking and interaction with Google Maps, utilizing Adobe Acrobat or Reader. Users also have the ability to export georegistered markups and comments from the GeoPDF toolbar into GIS applications as .shp files, so all the notes, graphics and annotations can be integrated back into the master geospatial data.