Avenza Systems Inc.
on Tuesday released
for Adobe Illustrator, a major upgrade to its mapmaking software. MAPublisher works in conjunction with Geographic Information System (GIS) data. New features in MAPublisher 6.0 include support for Adobe Illustrator CS, new floating MAP Views palette, better drag-and-drop projecting, support for Illustrator symbols and styles, and import and export support for additional map formats.
MAPublisher 6.0 for Illustrator costs US$999. Upgrades from previous versions are $399. Electronic versions are available this week; boxed versions are expected to ship within the next couple of weeks. A version of MAPublisher 5.0 is also available for Macromedia Freehand 10 and MX.