Avenza's mapmaking software for Illustrator 10 and CS is now networkable.

Avenza Systems Inc. announced the immediate availability of floating or networked licenses of MAPublisher 6.0 for Adobe Illustrator. MAPublisher 6.0 is feature-rich mapmaking software used to produce high quality maps from GIS data and the addition of floating licenses make this cartographic production environment even more efficient and workgroup-friendly. This tri-platform solution offers support for Windows, Mac and Linux servers alike and includes the ability to check-out a license for remote use on a laptop computer.

Floating licenses are a wonderful cost-effective way of sharing software amongst multiple users in a networked environment and should be considered for any MAPublisher user environment in which more than one person uses MAPublisher or in which it is desired that more than one person has access to MAPublisher. Floating licenses are particularly useful for companies or academic labs with multiple users wherein not everyone uses the product at the same time.

Features/Benefits of MAPublisher Floating Licenses

  • All the features and functionality of MAPublisher 6.0 for Adobe Illustrator is included.
  • Empower multiple users and/or multiple computers without the cost of purchasing an individual specific license for each user or computer.
  • Allows MAPublisher to be shared among an unlimited group of potential users. The actual MAPublisher client software can be installed on an unlimited number of computers and a can be used on any combination of computers concurrently, up to the maximum number set by the number of floating licenses purchased.
  • Supports Windows, Mac and Linux servers.
  • Supports mixed platform (Windows and Mac) client environments.
  • Special laptop option enables users to borrow a license and take it on the road even when disconnected from the network.
  • Additional client computers and/or users can be added at no extra cost.

MAPublisher 6.0 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 6.0 leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this design software package. Avenza also offers MAPublisher 5.0 for FreeHand - a suite of Xtras that add mapmaking functionality to Macromedia Freehand 10 and MX.

MAPublisher floating licenses are available now directly from Avenza Systems or through the Avenza reseller network at prices ranging from US$1799. Users may also upgrade from fixed to floating licenses. Prices include 1 year of maintenance.

Source: Avenza, June 7, 2004