A full-featured and affordable vector drawing application especially for cartography. Create custom map graphics and scaled plans for reports, publications, websites, and presentations. Special cartography tools allow you to draw directly with features such as roads, rivers, coastlines, buildings, symbols and contours. Mapping software features support GIS-type attribute information that can be referenced by text labels, and everything can be directly drawn and positioned simply by dragging and dropping. Powerful and extensive text features give you a fine degree of control over labeling and typography. Ortelius comes loaded with hundreds of styles and symbols, and it's easy to create your own. Choose from dozens of built-in map templates, import simple shapefiles as graphic objects, or trace over scanned maps and photographs. Ortelius offers a creative solution for graphic designers, authors, publishers, researchers, students, lay cartographers, and more. From your back yard to the world, draw it with Ortelius.
What's new in this version:
- As of this version we no longer support PowerPC (PPC) based Macs. If you are still using a PPC Mac, please do not update to this version - it will not run. Ortelius 1.1.1 supports PPC.
- A symbol master can now have an initial scaling value assigned which is applied to each symbol instance initially. The Create/Edit Symbol dialog adds an interface to set this. When a symbol is stamped, this value multiplied by the document prescale value is used to set the initial scale value o... See all new features »