Avenza Systems has released MAPublisher 9.0 for Adobe Illustrator. This release provides — as you might guess from the name — support for Adobe Illustrator CS6 and more.

There are also new icons to match the new Adobe Illustrator CS6 user interface brightness. MAPublisher 9.0 also offers various user interface improvements and performance enhancements to improve usability, says Avenza President Ted Florence.

MAPublisher for Illustrator is map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the graphics capabilities of this graphics design software for working with GIS data.

MAPublisher 9.0 for Illustrator is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users at US$599. New licenses are $1,399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons to MAPublisher 9.0 at prices starting at $399 per license. Academic, floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Go to http://www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.