New software creates instant maps for breaking news stories
Maps4News (Wilmington, DE) has introduced deadline-oriented software for creating graphically accurate maps from scratch in just minutes for fast-breaking news stories. Maps4News delivers high-quality vector and raster art that can be quickly customized for any print or online publication. Users simply enter the location they want, then click a few buttons to scale and customize the map as needed. There are a variety of different map styles that also have multi-layer flexibility. You can add call-outs and/or icons and pre-set fonts and colours to match the look and feel of your publication. You can publish a print-ready raster file or open a high-quality vector map in a graphics program like Adobe Illustrator to add additional icons, effects, or anything else you might want to incorporate. With its constantly updated global mapping data, users “don’t have to worry about outdated content, and there are no third-party cartography suppliers to deal with.” Another benefit is that custom-created Maps4News images are 100% copyright-free for all uses – including print, mobile and online. “Considering the time and expense of hand-fabricated map art, Maps4News easily pays for itself over and over again” said the company. Source.