MAPublisher does just that by allowing you to use the powerful and vast design tools of the major vector graphics applications, Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand, in order to produce maps from geographic information systems (GIS) map data.
MAPublisher is a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand that bridges the gap between Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and high-end graphics software for high quality and efficient design and production of maps. Cartographic quality map production is now faster, easier and better. Avenza understands that completing 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 environment seamlessly and effortlessly with the right GIS data management tools to facilitate 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 a map. MAPublisher simplifies the entire process and allows you, the GIS professional, cartographer or graphic designer, to concentrate on the look, feel and layout of your map rather than the intricate details of geographic 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 National Geographic.
Updated on Jul 24 2019
Note: Although Finder indicates no version, the developer states that this is version 10.4
Now requires OS X 10.13 or later
Detailed press release is available here