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SPOT Image Welcomes East View Cartographic as Authorized Reseller

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, USA – February 23, 2006 – East View Cartographic (EVC) today announced an agreement with SPOT Image Corporation to become an authorized reseller of SPOT satellite imagery products. SPOT provides a wide range of medium-resolution imagery ideal for uses such as land management, telecom planning, or creating new street level vector data. SPOT satellites have been collecting imagery since 1986. The SPOT archives now include more than 10 million images covering most of the Earth’s surface several times over.

According to Kent Lee, President and CEO of East View Cartographic, “SPOT imagery is a great addition to East View’s unparalleled collection of international maps and GIS data. It is an essential part of our geospatial library and can help support the creation of custom solutions when combined with topographic maps, additional imagery, or other geospatial products.”

EVC is already an authorized reseller of high-resolution imagery such as Ikonos and OrbView-3. SPOT is an ideal complement to these products as medium-resolution satellite coverage of a larger area can be combined with a high-resolution inset of a particular city or feature. Satellite coverage of a region would be much more expensive with high-resolution imagery. It would take approximately 15 QuickBird images to cover the 60 x 60 km area of one SPOT scene.

EVC also offers more specialized products from SPOT. Customized satellite programming is available and SPOT has advanced stereo acquisition capabilities that support a variety of 3D products including 30 meter digital elevation models and a worldwide altimetry database.

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.