Pixelmator has a practical feature set for creating, editing, and enhancing images. Originally released in 2007, version 1.5 for Mac is only compatible with Leopard and Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later), taking advantage of Apples OS X Core Image technology.
I have to say that Autodesk 3D Studio Max 2010 hasnt disappointed; there are quite a few new features (more than 100 new additions to the modeling toolset alone) that make it a robust upgrade worthy of investing.
You first create an Illustrator file and import the GIS data (in popular data formats such as AutoCAD, ESRI, MapInfo, and USGS) to create maps up to 200″ square. After importing, you can manipulate the resulting map in a number of ways.