FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
East View Cartographic Supports Wildlife Conservation
Society With High-Resolution Imagery Over Afghanistan
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - October 9, 2007 - East View Cartographic (EVC) today
announced the completion of a project to create 30 meter resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of
protected Afghanistan habitat. In addition to DEM creation, EVC tasked the Quickbird satellite to collect
high-resolution satellite imagery over the Band-e Amir lakes and Ajar Valley regions of Afghanistan to
aid the Wildlife Conservation Society in assessing wildlife populations, rangeland conditions, impacts of
farmland expansion and over-grazing.
The completion of the project adds to EVC's reputation as a trusted source for and producer of worldwide
geospatial data, with particular expertise in Afghanistan and surrounding environs. In the past five years
EVC has produced over $1,000,000 of custom geospatial projects involving Afghanistan, ranging from original
large-scale topographic map production for NATO forces to terrain analysis studies to massive raster data
projects supporting the next Afghanistan population census.
Under the project, EVC derived the DEM data from large-scale topographic maps, then used the DEM data to
orthorectify the imagery to further increase spatial accuracy. The project areas covered approximately 1750
square kilometers over north-central Afghanistan. Imagery collected by the Quickbird satellite was further
processed by East View Cartographic and delivered in numerous spectral band combinations to allow for additional
analysis of vegetation, hydrography, and human impacts in the area.
East View Cartographic maintains one of the world's largest commercially available collections of authoritative
maps covering Afghanistan and many other countries around the world. Interested parties can browse and purchase
maps and other geospatial data products online via the EVC Store at www.cartographic.com, or contact company
representatives directly for assistance