August 26, 2009 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Indianapolis, Indiana - Mapdiva, LLC today announces the first release of Ortelius map illustration software ($79 introductory price) for Mac OS X. Ortelius is a vector-based drawing program made especially for (though by no means limited to) map design and presentation. Through its drag-and-drop interface, Ortelius offers a creative solution for floor plans, landscape plans, scaled drawings, and a wide variety of high quality custom maps.
Designed for incredible ease-of-use, it allows you to draw directly with features such as roads, rivers, coastlines, buildings, symbols, and contours. Fitting for for reports, presentations, books, research papers, invitations, magazines, websites, brochures, public displays, and new media applications with professional-level results.
Every drawing feature supports map attribute information, such as those imported from geographic information system (GIS) map data, that can be quickly referenced by Ortelius' intelligent text labeling system. Create your own styles and symbols or use any of the many hundreds built-in. Trace and draw over scanned maps and images, import GIS data from shapefiles, and make maps from included templates.
Features of Ortelius Standard Edition:
* Dozens of fully editable map templates
* Smooth vector graphics
* Automatic junctions and style transitions
* Direct intelligent labeling
* Hundreds of styles and symbols
* WYSIWYG drawing and editing
* Introducing Linear Select(TM)
* Layers and layer groups
* Scalable maps and plans
* 20+ special drawing tools
More About Ortelius Map Illustration Software:
Ortelius software is designed as a dedicated map graphics program for Mac OS X. Ortelius Standard Edition is available for $99 (USD). Introductory pricing of $79 is available until Sept 30, 2009. A free trial download is available from their website.
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.