Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher
cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and
Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe
Photoshop is pleased to announce the release of
MAPublisher 8.1 for Adobe Illustrator.
MAPublisher 8.1 is the latest version of this
powerful mapmaking software used to produce high
quality maps from GIS data for both print and
electronic distribution.

MAPublisher 8.1 for Adobe Illustrator is a full
product upgrade that is free of charge to all
current MAPublisher Maintenance Program
subscribers and replaces the current shipping
version of MAPublisher, version 8.0, for all new
customers using Adobe Illustrator CS3 and/or CS4.

“MAPublisher 8.1 surpasses all earlier releases
in functionality and power and represents another
great leap forward for MAPublisher,” said Ted
Florence, President of Avenza, “With support for
the new MAPublisher LabelPro labeling add-on and
new and improved Flash export capability this is
an update that users will definitely want to
have.” he added.

MAPublisher 8.1 includes all the significant
functionality introduced in earlier releases of
MAPublisher as well as the following new features
and enhancements. New features of MAPublisher 8.1
for Adobe Illustrator include:

° Support for the new MAPublisher LabelPro
collision-free rule-based labeling system
(additional license required;

° Improved MAP Web Author Tool for automatic
creation of interactive Flash maps;

° New MAPublisher Preferences options for
customization of various features and functions;

° Split Layer function to move data to new layers
based on attributes and expressions;

° Enhanced Expression Builder allows import of
expressions from Selection Filters;

° Enhanced Plot Centroids function now has the
option to copy attributes from the source area;

° New Export Attribute function for exporting the
attributes table to a delimited text file;

° Enhanced Register Image function can now create
a new MAP View from any referenced image;

° A new Specify Anchors functionality allows
world values to be entered in any co-ordinate

° Improved MAP View and MAP Stylesheets panels with new functionality;

° Other user interface improvements and
performance enhancements to improve usability.

MAPublisher 8.1 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 for working with GIS data and producing
high-quality maps with efficiency.

MAPublisher 8.1 for Illustrator is available free
of charge to all MAPublisher for Illustrator
customers with a valid maintenance subscription
and as an upgrade for non-maintenance members at
US$549. New licenses are US$1249. Academic,
floating and volume pricing is available. Prices
include 1 year of maintenance. Full details are
available at http://www.avenza.com.