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ESRI and East View Cartographic Announce MapShop Relationship

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - March 3, 2003 - East View Cartographic, Inc. (EVC), a major producer and distributor of international mapping data, signed an agreement with ESRI, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, to provide international map data sets for ESRI’s MapShop Web application.

MapShop can be used to create and customize maps for output to an editable EPS file. The application includes U.S. shaded relief imagery and a detailed world basemap that illustrates specific countries and other points of interest, locates U.S. addresses, and defines cartographic style preferences. MapShop subscribers have access to powerful desktop GIS tools and other GIS data that is available through the Web application. Built using the Geography Network infrastructure from ESRI, MapShop is an affordable way for media outlets of all sizes to create quality map content and to make geographic information easily accessible by the public.

MapShop allows an authorized user to define an area of interest through a search function, latitude/longitude coordinates, or by zooming in on any area of a map. Once the area is selected, a user can add layers of information including boundaries, roads, rivers, towns, satellite imagery, or shaded relief. A user’s design style preferences can be stored, allowing maps to be regenerated in the user’s unique cartographic style.
Contact: Rodney Buhrsmith, Chief Marketing Officer
East View Geospatial, Inc.
Tel.: 952-252-4523
E-mail: rodney.buhrsmith@eastview.com

About East View
East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Geospatial (www.geospatial.com) and East View Map Link (www.maplink.com). East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher relationships throughout the world for maps and geospatial data and Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and hard science content. East View manages a data center, library and warehouse in Minneapolis where it hosts and stores dozens of foreign language databases, hundreds of thousands of maps and atlases and millions of geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records. Uncommon Information. Extraordinary Places. East View.