If you use maps in your publication, Maps4News may be a cost effective way to generate them in just minutes. As they say:
“Simply use the Maps4News software to enter the location you want, then click a few buttons to scale and customize your map as needed. And that’s it! You can choose from a variety of different map styles that have multilayer flexibility, you can add call-outs and icons, you can even preset fonts and colors to match the look and feel of your publication. Choose to publish a print-ready raster file or open your high-quality vector map art in a graphics program like Adobe Illustrator® to add additional icons, effects, or anything else you might want to incorporate.”
Pricing starts at $3,000 per year for two licenses, and is based on number of licenses, circulation and map coverage (local or world).
They also offer services for cartographers (Maps2Publish), variable-data printing (Maps4Mail), and directories (Maps4LocalSearch).
Get more info at www.maps4news.com
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.