Lt imports GIS data directly into Adobe Illustrator 10 & Macromedia FreeHand 10/MX with attributes intact.

Avenza Systems Inc. announces the release of MAPublisher Lt – a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand. MAPublisher Lt, a subset of Avenza’s flagship MAPublisher software, allows users to import maps in various GIS formats directly into Illustrator and FreeHand with all attributes intact. Once imported, the user can enhance the map using the powerful vector editing capabilities that these applications are known for.

“MAPublisher Lt saves time by allowing existing map data to be imported directly into powerful vector editing programs,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems “MAPublisher is a good introduction to the benefits of the full MAPublisher and many people who purchase MAPublisher Lt take advantage of our no penalty upgrade to full MAPublisher offer,” he added.

New features in MAPublisher Lt

  • Compatible with Adobe Illustrator 10
  • Compatible with Macromedia Freehand 9 (win only), 10 and MX
  • Works with Windows 9x/NT/Me/2000 & XP and Mac OS 8, 9 & X
  • Optional add-on importers available for e00 and DGN file formats
  • Multi-file simultaneous import
  • Import to existing layer
  • Import with grain

MAPublisher Lt is a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand that allow users to import vector data (shapes, boundaries, routes, elevations, etc.) from MapInfo, ArcINFO, ArcView, AutoCAD, MicroStation (with optional add-on) and others with all of the feature attributes intact. MAPublisher Lt incorporates GIS object management tools such as feature selection and query logic tools for easy data selection. MAPublisher Lt includes several of the over 40 functions found in the full versions of MAPublisher. MAPublisher Lt is available now for US$249 either direct from Avenza or through an international network of resellers. Full details: