When map quality matters it is important to use the software tools
When map quality matters it is important to use the software tools that will allow you to produce the best quality maps possible in the most efficient and accurate manner. When working with vector map data to produce a map MAPublisher serves to bridge the gap between the GIS and vector graphics worlds. But what about raster imagery? How can I project and edit my aerial and satellite images or my map scans in a similarly user-friendly environment? The new Geographic Imager does just that by providing to Adobe Photoshop a similar set of tools and functionality as MAPublisher provides to Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand, allowing you to use the powerful and vast image editing tools of Adobe Photoshop to enhance and manipulate your spatial imagery. Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery. In addition to allowing the use of Photoshop’s numerous native imaging functions such as transparencies, cropping, individual pixel editing and brightness/contrast control, Geographic Imager adds the ability to open and recognize geotiffs and other referenced raster formats, automatically mosaic images spatially, reproject images, transform and geo-reference images based on ground control points and save images with all spatial information intact. Geographic Imager is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS2 only and is available for Mac and Windows operating systems. Floating licenses are available for Windows, Mac and Linux servers. MAPublisher 6.0 for Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of this graphics design software. Avenza also offers MAPublisher 5.0 for FreeHand – a suite of Xtras that add mapmaking functionality to Macromedia Freehand 10 and MX. Source.