Bird flu base maps available from East View Cartographic

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2005 -- East View Cartographic (EVC) today announced the availability of maps intended to support the international community's efforts to control the spread of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. Maps are available in paper and digital versions in a variety of the most commonly used scales. The authoritative maps include coverage of the Southeast Asian countries most directly affected including Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Other worldwide and regional collections including Eastern Europe, Russia, and China are also available. Reliable geospatial reference information in the form of topographic base maps and GIS data is considered an essential tool in support of cooperative efforts to control the spread of the disease.

According to EVC president and CEO Kent Lee, "East View has invested many years in assembling one of the most unique and complete archives of maps from around the world. We're pleased to be in a position to offer assistance to the international community and affiliated agencies responsible for controlling the potential spread of bird flu and its associated health risks." East View Cartographic's map collection is derived from definitive sources including national mapping agencies and can be acquired for immediate use among multiple agencies cooperating in the effort to monitor, control, and disseminate information about the spread of the disease.

Interested parties are invited to contact East View Cartographic directly at 763-550-0965 or

About East View Cartographic - East View Cartographic (EVC) is a leading provider of global geospatial data including vector data, DEMs, satellite imagery, topographic maps, nautical charts, and geological maps. With its unparalleled acquisition capabilities, EVC has built an extensive corporate library of over 200,000 maps, 15 terabytes of digital geospatial data, and 10 million GIS-based records. EVC also offers a wide array of related services including map and image scanning, geospatial database design, translation, and analysis and consulting. Customers include governments, GIS companies, academic researchers, and engineering firms. Details can be found at .

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