Friday, August 28, 2009

Ortelius map illustration software, released

Mapdiva, a company in creative mapping software for Mac OS, has introduced Ortelius, new vector based map illustration software. Through its drag-and-drop interface, Ortelius offers a solution for floor plans, landscape plans, scaled drawings, and a wide variety of high quality custom maps insists Mapdiva.

Ortelius comes with dozens of fully editable map templates including roads, rivers, coastlines, buildings, symbols, and contours. Drawings feature supports map attribute information, such as those imported from geographic information system (GIS) map data, which can be referenced by the software intelligent text labelling system.

Ortelius offers the ability to create your own styles and symbols, trace and draw over scanned maps and images, import GIS data from shapefiles and make maps from included templates.

For a limited introductory time Ortelius costs $79, around £48.

Ortelius requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later, and an Intel processor.

A trail 31-day fully functional version comes with a watermark that can be removed with a valid license file.

Mapdiva adds that the versatile Ortelius can be used for design beyond map design and presentation.


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