September 3, 2009 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Indianapolis, Indiana - Mapdiva, LLC celebrates the first release of Ortelius map illustration software for Mac OS X with a special offer ($79 until September 30th). 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 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.
"Ortelius serves a broad range of users, such as historians, cartographers, interpreters, and self-described 'people who love maps'," said Jill Saligoe-Simmel, a professional geographer and co-founder of Mapdiva, LLC, "We're happy to see Ortelius help fill a void in creative mapping solutions for the Mac OS platform."
Ortelius' many styles and symbols are fully scalable vector graphics, including special symbols for recreation, cultural and natural features, transportation, and much more. Every drawing feature supports map attribute information, such as feature names, that can be quickly referenced by Ortelius' intelligent text labeling system. Trace and draw over scanned maps and images, import GIS data from shapefiles, and make maps from included templates.
Features of Ortelius Standard Edition:
* Scalable maps and plans
* Drag-and-drop interface
* Dozens of fully editable map templates
* Smooth vector graphics
* Automatic junctions and style transitions
* Hundreds of styles and symbols
* WYSIWYG drawing and editing
* 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.