Powerful mapmaking software supports Illustrator 10 and Mac OS X.

Avenza Systems Inc. released MAPublisher 5.0 for Adobe Illustrator, mapmaking software to produce quality maps from GIS data. Significant new functionality includes support for Adobe Illustrator 10, Apple Mac OS X and import of MicroStation Design (DGN) files.

New features in MAPublisher 5.0 for Illustrator:

  • Adobe Illustrator 10 compatible
  • Mac OS X compatible
  • MicroStation DGN file import
  • Douglas-Peucker Line Simplification
  • Plot points in decimal degrees or DMS onto any projected plane
  • Convert between DMS and decimal degrees
  • Create GeoTiffs and other geo-referenced raster images
  • Store map projections in already projected files after import
  • 'Sticky' selection menus remember last menu selection
  • Automatic Scale bar creation
  • Automatic Grid generation in page units
  • Simplify Arcs
  • Bezier curve creation from GIS data segments
  • Bezier curve support during scale transformation, projecting, area and length calculations
  • Area drawing tools in map units
  • Copy and paste map data between layers
  • Automatic grain calculation on data import
  • Updated e00 import, now imports all components (anno, pnt, arc, poly)
  • Create grids in differing page units
  • DGN data automatically attributed level # during import
  • Project data to different output map units