ACD Systems International Inc. has added a new entry to its line of illustration software: Canvas 9 Advanced Mapping Edition. The new application offers native support for Geographic Information System (GIS) data as well as the vector illustration, image editing, page layout and other features found in the other editions of Canvas. Features that are new to Canvas 9 Advanced Mapping Edition include the ability to select objects based on specific properties or other values, an option to change the appearance of map objects according to property values, map symbols replacement and more. In addition, expanded import/export options offer several new GIS-specific import filters and retention of geo-referenced data during export to five formats.
You can download both the full and trial versions of Canvas 9 Advanced Mapping Edition from the ACD Web site. Pricing is US$549.99, with an extra $14.95 if you want the company to send you a backup copy of the application on CD. System requirements call for Mac OS X 10.2 or higher, a G3 or better processor, 128MB RAM and 100MB free hard drive space.