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East View Cartographic Supports Wildlife Conservation Society With High-Resolution Imagery Over Afghanistan

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, USA – 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, or contact company representatives directly for assistance.

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.