von Avenza Systems4.7 / 5 44 Bewertungen
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MAPublisher has been around for over 20 years and is used in private and public companies, government organizations and educational institutions around the world.
Durchschnittliche Bewertung44 Bewertungen
- Gesamt 4.7 / 5
- Benutzerfreundlichkeit 4 / 5
- Kundenservice 4.7 / 5
- Funktionen 4.3 / 5
- Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 4.1 / 5
- Kostenlose Version Nein
- Kostenlose Testversion Ja
Installiert - Mac
Installiert - Windows
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- Avenza Systems
- Gegründet 1995
Complete your cartographic production and workflow with greater ease and flexibility than ever before by transforming raw GIS data into a high-quality map products using the MAPublisher add-on for Adobe Creative Cloud. MAPublisher lets you quickly import a wide variety of data formats, create and refine maps with minimal effort using Adobe Illustrator design tools, and export maps to different file formats for print or digital publishing.
Die hilfreichsten Reviews für MAPublisher
Bewertet am 11.6.2018
Great for importing all sorts of GIS map data into Illustrator, complete with attributes!
Kommentare: This is my work-horse software for making maps every day. It lets me import all sorts of map data, with attributes, and then process the features using those attributes. After years of using Arc and other software this meets my needs almost exactly.
Vorteile: Ability to read all sorts of GIS data formats, and match them together. Crop on import from GeoDatabase is a huge time saver - as is the crop function tool for other uses. Labeling options are fairly robust (using the optional LabelPro module). It is clear that this software is designed by and for real map makers, and they have added many very useful features over the years. When I first started using it (after years of using Arc products - and all sorts of in-house tricks to get decent productivity using it), it felt like someone had designed MAPublisher just for me!
Nachteile: Occasionally it freezes on me, so I have learned to save frequently and even quit Illustrator before doing big complex tasks such as joining features by attribute (for example road segments by road name), or big labeling tasks (I'm talking about placing 5,000+ street names!). I took their local 2 day training course, and would give that about 1 star... they just went through the product manual and exercises page by page. For example they never really explain why you might want to set up a layer for labels before running the labeling module (so that you can make those labels 'obstacles' to other label placement), or how many of the tools interact. But their tech support is very responsive, always getting back to me quickly and listening to suggestions.
Bewertet am 7.6.2018
I can quickly make a professional map for an array of applications in education.
Kommentare: Making beautiful maps without having to export from ArcGIS. Having everything georeferenced (including old files that were scanned in) is an incredible selling point.
Vorteile: Its compatibility with a wide array of geospatial files types is a huge plus. Most commonly .shp files, but I find that I will often quickly whip up an excel spreadsheet to plot various cities or other POIs just because the software makes it easy to import CSVs. Many of the tools I used in ArcGIS are available (spatial selection, attribute selection, etc) so it's nice that there isn't a learning curve there. Last but not least, I love how easy it is to theme and label maps with the built-in tools based on attributes or other metadata.
Nachteile: Discoverability and learning. Sometimes it's difficult to get a comprehensive answer from a Google search on how to perform a task (I remember specifically with the georeferencing tool). This might not be fair, but I am stiff baffled why MAPublisher cant work with image files like it does with vector data (in the same vein as Geographic Imager). I'd pay more for a more comprehensive product if it had this capability built-in (though maybe not any more what geographic imager costs). I suspect there might be technical limitations to this, even though MAPublisher recognizes image files.
Bewertet am 11.6.2018
I use MAPublisher to create clean, detailed maps for environmental documents.
Kommentare: I'm able to create maps as detailed as those created by our GIS team, but they're cleaner and more user-friendly than what our GIS team can make. Project managers often come to me for their maps (made using MAPublisher) instead of the GIS team, because they know my maps will look better.
Vorteile: Overall, I enjoy using MAPublisher very much. It allows me to do mapping that I can hardly imagine being able to do otherwise. It's a wonderful tool! What I like most is being able to import and manipulate very detailed GIS data and then having the unlimited design freedom of Adobe Illustrator.
Nachteile: A couple of minor quirks in the user interface I find annoying: 1) Layer Options Panel: When MAPublisher is installed, and when I create a new layer in Illustrator or modify the layer options (name, color) of an existing layer (MAP layer or not), I will click Okay to save the options, then the layer options panel appears a 2nd time and I have to click Okay again on the layer properties for the panel to go away. 2) Unwanted shift to Legend layer: When I have a legend layer in the file (typically for a scale bar), and when I'm working on some other part of the graphic (either on a MAP layer or a non-MAP layer), if I do something that causes an error, the selected layer will often shift to the legend layer, which is bothersome. That layer is usually locked once I have created the scale bar, but the active layer will occasionally move to the legend (scale bar) layer without my telling it to do so.
Bewertet am 5.6.2018
The only decent GIS mapping software I know of that can be run on a Mac. Masses of functionality.
Vorteile: It's an Illustrator plugin, which can pull GIS mapping data along with attributes straight into Illustrator (a major vector artwork program) without having to use a convoluted workflow such as with exporting from QGIS into Illustrator. There are highly advanced features for manipulating projections and a host of other specialist mapping requirements, including a separate map labelling program called LabelPro, which has been very useful once I'd finally grasped how best to use it. There are still many features I have not really explored. It has transformed my mapping workflow, and I don't know what I'd do without MaPublisher now. Well I would probably have to buy a PC - ugh - and run a rival program like Arc in order to make a complex map. Customer support from Avenza has been good so far on a few queries.
Nachteile: It is quite expensive software, especially when buying the annual updates & support - more costly than Illustrator. And obviously when you compare with QGIS which is free, but of course without any support or the convenience of being able to manipulate data within a proper vector artwork program used by graphics industry professionals. It's quite a learning curve (though not as big a learning curve as QGIS, much of which is for GIS techies, not designers). It wasn't able to handle as much data at once as QGIS. Importing an OS buildings layer, for example, was crashing my Mac. However, once I'd upgraded my Mac with a lot more RAM, I could open a massive map artwork file with millions of anchor points and paths, and work reasonably fast without Illustrator freezing.
Bewertet am 6.6.2018
We have had a good experience with MaPublisher for the last 7 years.
Kommentare: Our entire business is to generate high-quality trail maps for Colorado. We couldn't have done this in a costly and efficient manner without MaPublisher.
1. The layers
2. The ability to import from a variety of files types (.shp, .gpx, etc)
3. The good tech support when encountering a problem.
4. The contour labeling and knock-outs.
5. The ability to easily rescale a map to our specifications.
1. We would like a feature that allows you to calculate elevation gain/loss and trail lengths based on topography
2. We are just learning more about the graticules features. It seems a bit complex and was difficult to figure out at first, and we are still trying to figure some things out. 3. When you rescale a map the symbols (in the symbol tool box), etc are no longer the correct size.
4. Would like the ability to generate contour lines based on USGS DEM files.