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East View Cartographic, Univ of Hawaii partner to replace 8,000 lost maps

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – East View Cartographic (EVC) was recently chosen by the University of Hawaii to replace more than 8,000 items lost in the flash flood of 2004 and recently shipped the University’s library the first set of 367 maps and basic metadata. On October 30, 2004 a severe thunderstorm dumped more than ten inches of rain in just 12 hours, resulting in a flash flood that tore through the Manoa Valley, including the campus of the University of Hawaii. Disaster recovery at the library’s Map and Aerial Photo collection(Manoa MAGIS: https://magis.manoa.hawaii.edu) involved painstaking work not unlike cleanup efforts following Hurricane Katrina or the Red River Floods of recent years. Natural disasters often impact libraries and this requires specialized resources to rebuild lost or damaged collections.