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East View Cartograhic Expands International National Mapping Agency Agreements

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, USA – February 22, 2010 – East View Cartographic (EVC) is proud to announce it has become an official reseller of paper and digital geospatial products produced by the National Land Agency in Jamaica. This agreement allows EVC to sell digital raster versions of the 20 sheet 1:50,000 topographic map series and the 1:250,000 single sheet map sheet that covers the entire country. EVC has acquired and signed digital rights agreements to offer these unique locally produced geospatial to its numerous customer segments which include: academic libraries, regional and international governmental agencies, defense & intelligence communities, oil, gas and mining corporations and avionics corporations.

EVC has embarked on an aggressive mission to acquire the world’s largest commercially-available collection of locally produced cartography and GIS data from all of the countries of the world. Jamaica now accompanies EVC’s similar success in Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, Jordan, Madagascar, Kenya, South Africa.

According to Kent Lee, CEO of EVC, “Geospatial data is being produced on a daily basis at staggering rates. Commercial satellites, National Mapping Agencies and global corporations produce terabytes daily. EVC exists to know what kind of geospatial data is available over any area of interest on the planet. Knowing what data is available is valuable in its own right but being able to deliver the data while adhering to data licensing provisions is really where EVC shines and provides value to thousands of entities each year. This new relationship with Jamaica continues our commitment to being the place to come to find geospatial data from around the globe.”

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.