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National Geographic Society Chooses MAPublisher and Geographic Imager

May 4, 2006
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Toronto, ON, May 1, 2006 - Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop announces that National Geographic Magazine in Washington, DC has chosen both MAPublisher and Geographic Imager for their map creation needs.

Toronto, ON, May 1, 2006 - Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop announces that National Geographic Magazine in Washington, DC has chosen both MAPublisher and Geographic Imager for their map creation needs.

Multiple MAPublisher licenses of both products have been purchased by the NGS, along with onsite MAPublisher training for its cartographic designers.

"We are thrilled to include National Geographic among the many prominent users of MAPublisher and Geographic Imager who have invested in multiple licenses of our products," said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. "NGS is recognized the world over as a leading producer of high quality cartographic products and we are delighted to extend our ongoing relationship with them and to continue to work with them in the future," he added.

"We are very pleased to be able to include MAPublisher and Geographic Imager in our map creation workflows," said Bill McNulty, of National Geographic Magazine.

More about MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Xtras for Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics editing capabilities of these applications with the strength and power of GIS data. Full details and downloadable demo versions are available at www.avenza.com.

More about Geographic Imager

Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software. Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

More about the National Geographic Society

Founded in 1888, The National Geographic Society is now the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institution in the world. After more than a century the NGS is today propelled by new concerns: the alarming lack of geographic knowledge among young people and the pressing need to protect the planet's natural resources. The NGS continues to develop new and exciting vehicles for broadening its reach and enhancing oits legendary ability to bring the world to its millions of members.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is a privately held, award-winning supplier of powerful map-making software and affordable geodata products. Led by its flagship MAPublisher product for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand and new Geographic Imager suite for Adobe Photoshop, Avenza has brought GIS and geographic workflows to the mainstream graphics and imaging environments. The Company also offers product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

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