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When you're labeling point features (let's say cities) in MAPublisher, using either Label Pro or Label Features, and you're not placing a label for every single point, you're left with the task of removing the points you haven't labeled. This trick will have the text inherit the attribute structure of the points including a lat/long and guarantee that there are no orphan points.
Our friends in the map library at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario have put together a very nice how-to on creating super overlays for Google Earth using Geographic Imager and Adobe Photoshop.
These instructions describe the process of georeferencing a high-resolution image, creating a geotiff file, using Google Earth Pro to make a super overlay and how to provide access to others. The full process is outlined here http://www.brocku.ca/maplibrary/Instruction/Creating-a-Super-Overlay-in-Google-Earth.pdf
The Brock University Map Library can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is HTML5?
Users of the OziExplorer application who wish to make use of their maps within Avenza PDF Maps app on their iOS devices can download a conversion utility available from http://www.oziexplorer.com.
The image conversion utility ImageConvertOzi.exe allows for the conversion of various map image formats to GeoTIFF which are supported by the Avenza PDF Maps app.
With MAPublisher 9, you can label features with Adobe Illustrator character styles. This applies to several MAPublisher tools including Label Features, MAP Tagger tool, and MAP Contour Tagger tool. This will make the labeling process a lot more efficient and flexible.
Originally published in Directions Magazine. http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/the-itunes-of-maps-a-new-business-model-for-map-publishers/280993
By Joe Francica
In September 2010, Avenza Systems, Inc. released the first version of PDF Maps for the Apple App Store where both free and for-pay versions of maps in the Geospatial PDF format could be downloaded for use with the iOS operating system. Currently, over 100,000 maps are now available for download. Are users likely to download maps normally found in a print version to their iPhone or iPad? Editor in Chief Joe Francica sat down with Avenza president, Ted Florence for more details on the “the iTunes of maps” business model – selling maps the way iTunes sells music.
With MAPublisher 8.6 or higher, you can apply styles to GIS data upon import using the MAP Stylesheet Auto Assign feature.
You will need to prepare MAP Stylesheet theme(s) and set the Auto Assign settings within every stylesheet. In this example, there is only one stylesheet.
If you haven't noticed yet, we released an enhanced version of the Grid and Graticules tool (MAPublisher 8.7 and higher). With the new Grid and Graticules tool, you will find that you can export grid settings and save them. Most importantly, these grid settings files can be shared and imported to another document.
Once a grid is created, save the settings to a *.cfg file. Two configuration files are created per grid: grid settings and label settings.
This video shows the great functionality of the MAPublisher FME Auto.
MAPublisher® FME Auto™ is a new add-on that connects the GIS data processing environment of FME Desktop to the cartographic design and publishing environment MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator.
The MAPublisher FME Auto add-on was developed with Safe Software to support both FME Desktop and FFS (FME Feature Store) file format into Adobe Illustrator using MAPublisher. FME users can now effortlessly move their data from FME Desktop into the MAPublisher design environment to easily create stunning maps.
Visit our YouTube channel for more videos about the app and other Avenza products.
Do you use FME Workbench in your workflow and produce cartographic products with MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator? Would you like to automate the data import process to MAPublisher after preprocessing the data with FME workbench? If so, you might be interested in our new add-on product MAPublisher FME Auto.