FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EVC Creates 30m DEM of Iceland from Topographic Maps and
Offers More DEMs Over Northern and Southern Latitudes
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - December 6, 2007 - East View Cartographic (EVC)
today announced the completion of a project to create a 30 meter digital elevation model (DEM) of the
Akureyri Airport in Iceland. The ability to supply DEMs derived from authoritative topographic maps fills
a significant gap in worldwide DEM coverage since the widely available SRTM90 DEM data covers only about
eighty percent of the globe. The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) did not collect data above 60
degrees north or below 56 degrees south latitudes and does not provide DEM data for areas such as Iceland.
Topographic maps are an excellent source material for DEMs over Russia, Scandinavia, Canada, Alaska, and
Greenland in the north and also for Antarctica and surrounding islands in the south
According to Kent Lee, President and CEO of East View Cartographic, “We receive regular interest from
customers with project requirements for terrain models of northern and southern regions. Our extensive
collection of topographic maps plus years of experience in producing DEMs from topographic maps has made
us a natural choice for this type of work.” The 30m DEM of Iceland covers 3,600 square kilometers and is
derived from 1:50,000 scale maps. It was produced for the avionics division of Honeywell, who needed a
detailed 3D model of the Akureyri Airport and environs for their terrain avoidance systems.
EVC has supplied DEMs in the far northern and southern latitudes for clients such as environmental
organizations working on global warming issues, leading suppliers of navigation systems, providers of
training and simulation systems, and geospatial service companies. EVC has created 30m, 50m, and 90m DEMs
from a variety of topographic map sources and inventories an extensive collection of worldwide topographic
maps used in these projects.