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Street-level mapping of further-flung locations from

A wide selection of additional digital road and street map datasets, many covering remoter parts of the world, have been added to the range offered by Kingswood MapMechanics, the UK-based specialist in digital mapping and GIS.

Afghanistan, Iraq and Colombia are among the countries covered in the company’s latest digital mapping releases, along with many locations that are less often in the news.

People who use digital mapping are often involved in global businesses, and need accurate and detailed mapping of places that can seem far-flung from a UK perspective, says Chris Greenwood, MapMechanics commercial director.

He adds, “We’ve recently had significant demand from users involved in Iraq, for example, where accurate mapping might be important for purposes such infrastructure planning and reconstruction. There is some highly detailed mapping now available for many countries.”

Areas covered by the new mapping include countries in Central and South America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Among them are Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El-Salvador, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Typically the additional map datasets offered by the company include street-level mapping of capitals and other major cities at scales between 1:10,000 and 1:24,000, supported by smaller-scale road map datasets of other settlements or entire regions.

The Brazilian datasets include street names, address ranges and census and boundary data. The Mexican datasets also include census data, and are supplied at the unusually large scale of 1:5,000.

The new mapping supplements the already extensive range of street-level digital map data offered by MapMechanics from major suppliers such as AA, NAVTEQ and Ordnance Survey.