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Avenza supports new Nairobi map project

The Canadian company Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software and MAPdataUSA and MAPdataWorld GIS data products has announced that it will support HarrysMaps of Switzerland and the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) project to remap the city of Nairobi, Kenya.

Along with other supporters such as P’Auer Printing Inc, Adobe Systems Inc. and Yupo Europe GmbH, Avenza will provide software and services free of charge to this not-for-profit project whose ultimate goal is to provide local decision makers, authorities, investors and tourists with handy, high quality paper maps for daily use.

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development was established in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the then Organization of African Unity (OAU). It is a non-profit intergovernmental organization whose main objectives are to provide services in the fields of surveying, and mapping; to provide training for nationals of member states in surveying, mapping and remote sensing; and to provide advisory services on matters relating to surveying and mapping.