MAPublisher does just that by allowing you to use the powerful and vastdesign tools of the major vector graphics applications, Adobe Illustratorand Macromedia FreeHand, in order to produce maps from geographicinformation systems (GIS) map data.
MAPublisher is a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and MacromediaFreeHand that bridges the gap between Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and high-end graphics software for high quality andefficient design and production of maps. Cartographic quality mapproduction is now faster, easier and better. Avenza understands thatcompleting cartographic tasks is best performed in the right environment such as a powerful graphics program like Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia FreeHand. MAPublisher takes you into this environmentseamlessly and effortlessly with the right GIS data management tools tofacilitate the map production process. Using this fast, intuitive system, your map can transcend the ordinary and become a work of art.
With the wealth of map data that abounds these days, both free and commercial, there is no longer the need to scan, trace or hand-draw amap. MAPublisher simplifies the entire process and allows you, the GISprofessional, cartographer or graphic designer, to concentrate on the look, feel and layout of your map rather than the intricate details ofgeographic accuracy.
MAPublisher is used worldwide by major government, academic and business organizations such as: The United States Geological Survey, UK Ordnance Survey, University of Tennessee and NationalGeographic.