July 27, 2010 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Indianapolis, Indiana - Today Mapdiva, LLC released Ortelius 1.1 map design software for Mac OS X. Ortelius 1.1 is a major update which introduces a professional-level symbol Library Manager and many workflow enhancements. This update is free for existing users. Ortelius is a vector-based drawing program made especially for map design and presentation. Ortelius offers a creative solution for floor plans, landscape plans, scaled drawings, and a wide variety of high quality custom map graphics.
Experience a greatly improved approach to managing large collections of cartography symbols. With Ortelius 1.1, Mapdiva has paved the way to some exciting developments, including web-based cartography collections supplied by Mapdiva and shared by Ortelius users themselves. This update greatly enhances symbol management performance and work-flow flexibility.
Ortelius 1.1 enhancements include:
* Quick application of new symbols with double-click action in Symbols Palette
* Tightly integrated Symbols Palette and Library Manager
* Improved navigation of Libraries and Collections
* Symbol Library featuring flexible categories and smart categories
* Enhanced JPG, PDF, PNG, TIFF, and export options
* Advanced style & symbol views, including info with optional descriptions
* Improved performance and workflow for style and symbol creation
* Ability to copy layers among documents
Ortelius 1.1 ships with over 1700 built-in styles and symbols, including architecture, boundaries, land cover, transportation, trees and plants, water, and weather. Users can create the maps they want using the built-in Mapdiva Library, as well as create and share their very own symbol collections.
Features of Ortelius 1.1 Standard Edition:
* Drag-and-drop interface
* Dozens of fully editable vector map templates
* Automatic junctions and style transitions
* Direct intelligent labeling
* WYSIWYG drawing and editing
* Layers and layer groups
* 20 special drawing and cartography tools
* Advanced typography tools
Pricing and Availability:
Ortelius software is a dedicated map graphics program for Mac OS X. Ortelius Standard Edition is available for $99 (USD). A free trial download is available from Mapdiva online.
Mapdiva makes mapping easier. Founded in 2008, Mapdiva, LLC offers creative mapping software for Mac OS. Mapdiva, LLC has offices in Indianapolis, IN USA and Armidale, NSW Australia. Ortelius is a Registered Trademark of Mapdiva, LLC.