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Curious Software Releases Curious World Maps v5.5

New up-to-date map data and satellite imagery from Planet Observer (July 15, 2004)

Curious Software is delighted to announce the release of Version 5.5 of its industry-standard map creation software, Curious World Maps.

Significantly, this release includes brand new up-to-date built-in map data and, for new users, superb colour-matched satellite imagery from Planet Observer has now been adopted as the default Natural Earth option.

Also, the Keybars and Timeline functionality has been greatly improved, making it even easier and quicker to create and edit map animations; and there are a number of general improvements in rendering performance – in particular relating to the use of multi-processors where appropriate.

Users will also notice a number of User-Interface display improvements including, for those using Mac OSX, the adoption of the Aqua conventions.

Additionally, there is an improved range of shape manipulation tools; and a variety of enhancements have been made to make working with image sequences, text and layers easier.

Full release notes are available at:

About Curious Software:
Curious Software is an innovative software company with a great pedigree.

Founded in May 1999, Curious Software’s aim is to make the highest quality professional information graphics available to everyone creating content for the television, post-production, Internet and corporate graphics industries.

Curious Software products provide all the tools required to create stunning animations and presentations in easy-to-use and affordable packages. Our series of professional products are all based on a generic multi-layered animation engine, designed to accelerate the creation of the highest quality graphics.

For more information about Curious Software and its products please visit


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