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New Global Outsourcing Management Services for Mapping & GIS Data Production from East View Cartographic

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, USA – November 16, 2005 – East View Cartographic (EVC) today announced the addition of global outsourcing management services for mapping and GIS data production. EVC is the leading provider of authoritative global mapping products and geospatial data and sees global outsourcing management services as a natural extension of its business.

According to East View president and CEO Kent Lee, “Although we’ve been actively engaged in producing mapping and GIS data products and managing outside contractors for years, increasing needs for geospatial data have convinced us that it’s time to formalize this service as a distinct offering. Not all organizations are comfortable or sufficiently experienced with the global outsourcing process. East View Cartographic is well qualified to support these organizations on a consulting, project management, or prime contractor basis.”

EVC provides commercial and government organizations of any size with scalable solutions and immediate access to a skilled workforce and leading edge technologies. Outsourcing benefits include increasing competitiveness and efficiency by lowering project costs, distributing overall project risk, complementing internal capabilities, and speeding project completion. EVC is committed to providing its customers with high-quality, cost-effective results.

East View Cartographic’s global mapping and GIS outsourcing management services are unique in the industry. While most companies offering outsourcing services promote use of their own production facilities, EVC’s approach is to apply its experience and knowledge of leading outsourcing vendors to serve as a broker in matching project requirements with third party vendor strengths. “Outsourcing vendors have relative strengths and weaknesses and must be carefully vetted,” added Lee. “We know the major players, what each company does well, and can help bring the best combination of resources together for a given project.”

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 (, East View Geospatial ( and East View Map Link ( 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.