If you're experiencing slower performance in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 and newer when working with MAPublisher and map data, it could be the cause of two settings in Illustrator Preferences:
- Automatically Save Recovery Data
- GPU Performance
Disabling these options will improve performance.
To turn off Automatically Save Recovery Data, go to Illustrator Preferences > File Handling & Clipboard. Under the Data Recovery section, uncheck the Automatically Save Recovery Data Every check box.
To turn off GPU Performance, go to Illustrator Preferences > GPU Performance and uncheck the GPU Performance check box.
We have noticed that disabling the Data Recovery setting improves performance more than disabling the GPU Performance setting.