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December 16th, 2016
Avenza Releases MAPublisher 9.9 For Adobe Illustrator

Toronto, ON – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 9.9 for Adobe Illustrator. This latest update includes many new features including full compatibility with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2017.

This MAPublisher release also introduces the ability to import geospatial features and attributes directly from ArcGIS Online into Adobe Illustrator enabling users to harness MAPublisher’s mapping tools to create georeferenced and feature-rich maps from ArcGIS Online data sources.

Several new geoprocessing tools including the MAP Trim and MAP Extend tools are also included in this release.

“We’re pleased to release MAPublisher 9.9 with full compatibility for the latest Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 update,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “We’ve been working hard to stay in sync with the regular updates of the Creative Cloud platform.”

“The ArcGIS Online integration is a very exciting addition to MAPublisher,” said Doug Smith, Director of Sales at Avenza. “Our users have asked about easier ways to import their GIS data and we’ve committed to providing them with a new way of doing so,” he added. “MAPublisher is full-featured from start to finish and anyone can begin with raw data, use dynamic mapping tools, and deliver print-ready maps as well as digital maps for use on mobile and web platforms.”

Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 9.9
•Fully compatible with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2017 on both Windows and macOS
•Sign-in and import Feature Layers, Map Image Layers, Tile Layers, and web services from ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server hosts
•Geocode addresses with ArcGIS Online using MAP Point Plotter
•Use the MAP Trim Tool to quickly trim lines to a specified line
•Use the MAP Extend Tool to quickly extend lines that intersect another line
•A text utility that adds specified line breaks based on words or characters per line

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce both print-ready and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.

MAPublisher 9.9 is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$599. New commercial licenses are available from US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit for more details.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit for more details.