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East View Cartographic completes mapping of Afghanistan

28 September 2006: East View Cartographic (EVC) has announced that it has completed a large scale-mapping project of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province. Under contract to the Royal Netherlands Army Geographic Agency, EVC produced new 1:50,000-scale topographic maps. The project entailed delivering 39 TLM (topographic line map) sheets in total and included the production of completely new map sheets as well as updating of pre-existing maps. The project area covered over 25,000 square kilometers.

Extraction and attribution of map features was performed based on 2.5-meter resolution SPOT-5 satellite imagery supplemented by a variety of other data sources. ESRI’s Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) software was used in support of cartographic product generation. Map products were delivered in multiple industry-standard digital formats and adhered to precision military standards. The finished maps represent the most complete and up-to-date large-scale maps available of the area.

East View Cartographic (EVC) had been contracted in April this year by the Royal Netherlands Army Geographic Agency to produce new 1:50,000 scale topographic maps of Uruzgan province in Afghanistan.

The maps will initially support Dutch military deployments in the region as responsibility for this province is handed off from US troops. East View Cartographic was selected for the project on the basis of its established reputation as a trusted source for and producer of worldwide topographic map products at all scales.

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