October 21, 2009 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Indianapolis, Indiana - Map graphics are notoriously complex and difficult to create using traditional drawing programs. Ortelius map illustration software for Mac OS X provides a welcomed solution with its introduction of Linear Select(TM). 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.
Linear Select(TM) is an innovative new drawing tool for highlighting and selecting portions of linear features, such sections of rivers and roads, and automatically inserting labels, styles, and symbols. Paired with Ortelius' special cartography tools for creating automatic junctions and hundreds of styles and map symbols, Ortelius' Linear Select(TM) tool makes typically difficult tasks easy.
No more fiddling with tiny bits of graphics. Using this unique tool, bridges, tunnels, labels, and other styles are automatically applied to the selected tracks. Styles along linear features are smoothly transitioned, such as from highway to local road. Tunnels and bridges are inserted with a single click, precisely and without the need to fiddle with little bits of graphics. Magic roundabouts inserted at road junctions automatically adopt the road style, and are sized proportionately. Labels placed with the Linear Select(TM) tool flow along curves and have positioning handles for perfect placement every time.
Features of Ortelius Standard Edition include:
* Drag-and-drop interface
* Dozens of fully editable vector map templates
* Automatic junctions and style transitions
* Direct intelligent labeling
* Hundreds of styles and symbols
* WYSIWYG drawing and editing
* Layers and layer groups
* 20 special drawing tools
Ortelius software is designed as a dedicated map graphics program for Mac OS X. Ortelius Standard Edition is available for $99 USD. A free trial download is available. To view Linear Select(TM) in action, visit mapdiva online and watch the Ortelius Introduction video.
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.