Avenza Systems (http://www.avenza.com) makers of
MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe
Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools
for Adobe Photoshop has released MAPublisher 8.2
for Adobe Illustrator. It’s the latest version of
mapmaking software used to produce maps from GIS
data for both print and electronic distribution.
New features of version 8.2 include:

Features of MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator 8.2 include:

° The ability to export to Geospatial PDF with
optional retention of attributes and referencing
for re-import to Illustrator;

° Upgraded functionality for the MAPublisher
LabelPro collision-free rule-based labeling
system (additional license required);

° Improvements and enhancements for the MAP Web
Author Tool for automatic creation of interactive
Flash maps;

° A new MAP Measurement tool for measuring
lengths, perimeters and areas in page or map

° The ability to import and export KMZ files;

° Enhanced grid and graticule functionality with
a number of new features including full support
for rotated MAP Views;

° New functionality to create attributes for text
objects from corresponding map features;

° New functionality to create a map index using additional feature attributes;

° Enhanced Expression Builder with recently used list and new functions;

° Enhanced Preferences options includes dozens of
new customizable items for most MAPublisher

° Upgraded MAP View panels with new functionality;

° Various other user interface improvements and
performance enhancements to improve usability.

MAPublisher 8.2 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$1,249. Academic,
floating and volume pricing is available.