Avenza Systems Inc. is the developer of MAPublisher and Geographic Imager cartographic, GIS and spatial imaging tools for Adobe Creative Suite, MAPdataUSA and MajorCities USA GIS and graphic map data sets as well as the popular Avenza PDF Maps mobile app and iTunes-like digital map store, along with and cartographic consulting and professional services.
As a suite of GIS and cartographic tools for use with Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher brings cartographic design functionality to the Illustrator design environment. Geographic Imager spatial imaging suite for Adobe Photoshop. MAPublisher bridges the gap between GIS and vector graphics and thus enables high quality map production to be done in the graph design environment using GIS data sources. Geographic Imager provides to Adobe Photoshop a similar set of tools and functionality as MAPublisher does for Illustrator, allowing the use of the powerful and vast image editing tools of Adobe Photoshop to enhance and manipulate your spatial imagery.
MAPublisher supports some the most common and widely used GIS vector data formats including those from ESRI and MapInfo as well as from the United states Geological Survey. MAPublisher imports the import of GIS data along with all attribute tables and geographic information and provides over 30 additional tools for working with the data and attribute information towards map creation. MAPublisher’s tools include: automatic labeling, automatic legend creation, automatic raster image registration, automatic grid and index creation and much more.
Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. In addition to allowing the use of Photoshops numerous native imaging functions such as transparencies, cropping, individual pixel editing and brightness/contrast control, Geographic Imager adds the ability to open and recognize geotiffs and other referenced raster formats, automatically mosaic images spatially, reproject images, transform and geo-reference images based on ground control points and save images with all spatial information intact.
The Avenza PDF Maps solution is an all-encompassing solution for the use, distribution and sale of digital versions of paper maps to mobile devices. It includes an app which allows users to explore and interact with their maps, an in-app map store that allows users to discover and purchase maps directly to their devices, and a backend infrastructure to facilitate the transaction and delivery of the maps. Think of it like iTunes, iBooks or Kindle but for maps. Any geo-referenced map may be uploaded to the system and made available for purchase in a fully electronic manner similar to the way in which music, videos, books and apps are currently sold and delivered.