Avenza Announces MAPublisher 6.0 for Illustrator.
– Powerful mapmaking software supports Illustrator 10 and CS –

Toronto, ON, April 6, 2004 – Avenza Systems Inc. announces the
release of MAPublisher 6.0 for Adobe Illustrator. MAPublisher 6.0 is
powerful 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

“This is an impressive upgrade,‰ said David Nelson of J.D.
Nelson Mapping Services, „It makes MAPublisher much more
productive. And moving MAPublisher to AICS is going to make a huge
difference.‰ he added.

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
§ 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

More about MAPublisher 6.0 for Illustrator
MAPublisher 6.0 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.
Avenza also offers MAPublisher 5.0 for FreeHand ˆ a suite of
Xtras that add mapmaking functionality to Macromedia Freehand 10 and

MAPublisher 6.0 for Illustrator is available as an upgrade for
US$399. New licenses are US$999. Prices include 1 year of
maintenance. Electronic versions will be available for purchase and
download during the week of April 5th. Boxed copies will be available
approximately 2 weeks thereafter. Full details are available at

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. Visit
www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
Tel: 416-487-5116 Email: info@avenza.com Web: www.avenza.com