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East View Geospatial Launches EVGeoCloud Platform Enabling University-wide Access to Geospatial Data
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - September 3, 2013 - East View Geospatial (EVG) announced today the launch of a new geospatial content platform, EVGeoCloud. The EVGeoCloud platform is a webapp environment providing increased accessibility and usability to GIS and non-GIS users of geospatial data.
Users across the university are able to browse and download maps, charts, parcels, DEMs, and imagery directly from an IP authenticated web portal. The GIS power user is also able to utilize the platform with the convenient catalog-like access to GIS data with precise area-of-interest download capability.
EVG’s collection holds many terabytes of vector data, raster data and digital maps. EVGeoCloud can also host universities’ existing data and provide access to all through a single entry point. Additionally, EVG can inexpensively process and mount flat maps, old CD’s and hard drives of geospatial data from a map collection onto EVGeoCloud. In the coming weeks EVG will announce several Academic-only content partnerships that will make EVGeoCloud an even richer platform for research and scholarship.
“This platform allows academic institutions to have online access to larger amounts of digital data than ever before,” said Kent D. Lee, President & CEO of EVG. “It allows patrons who are demanding digital data, access to these formats, and it also allows your collection holdings to be more discoverable.”
“With EVGeoCloud, faculty and students are able to easily view and download detailed geospatial vector data,” said Chris Kollen, Data Curation Librarian University of Arizona. “By providing access to the data through EVG’s geospatial web services, the university’s libraries did not need to expend hardware, software or staff resources to create their own service.”
Ryan Mattke, Head of John R. Borchert Map Library University of Minnesota Libraries said, “EVGeoCloud provides the ability to focus on one area of interest and download a small portion, which saves time and provides a file that is easy to work with.”