June 14, 2010 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Indianapolis, Indiana - Mapdiva today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Ortelius 1.0.9, the latest update of their map design software for Mac OS X. Mac users can now easily make custom tourism and recreation maps with the full set of U.S. National Park Service (NPS) recreation map symbols included with Ortelius cartography software.
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. Ortelius is designed exclusively for Mac OS X.
Ortelius 1.0.9 software ships with 376 free NPS recreational map symbols. Each symbol is unique, and with Ortelius' advanced styling system symbols are easily customizable. Drag-and-drop to recolor the symbol graphics and create your very own symbol collection. The NPS map symbols are fully scalable vector graphics. Designed for tourism, parks, and recreation, they include symbols for accessibility, pedestrians, transportation, fishing, boating, hiking, sight-seeing, food, lodging, winter recreation, water recreation, and more. The symbols are free, public domain, and fully customizable within the Ortelius software.
In addition to the NPS map symbols, Ortelius 1.0.9 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 Ortelius built-in Library, as well as create their very own symbol collections.
Features of Ortelius 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 tools
More About Ortelius Map Illustration Software:
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.
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.