MapVault streaming service issues new release

July 6, 2018  - By 0 Comments

East View Geospatial (EVG) is offering a new version of MapVault, a streaming service that brings together maps from around the world.

According to the company, MapVault provides access to more than 500,000 geo-referenced map sheets from more than 1,000 authoritative map series, which can save organizations the costs of procuring, storing and digitizing physical maps.

MapVault users have access to a diverse collection of topographic, aeronautical, nautical and geological map series sourced from international mapping agencies. Each series has been mosaicked for easy use and quick navigation. Robust metadata along with series index maps and individual sheet-level metadata are included.

New map series are added to MapVault on a regular basis, and subscriptions are customizable. Users can choose to subscribe to the series that cover their exact areas of interest or select from multiple regional package options.

East View Geospatial also provides custom series solutions and encourages users to contact the company about adding their own mapping resources to the MapVault platform.

MapVault was designed for a wide variety of users, both GIS and non-GIS specialists, and data is easily integrated into GIS software, the company said. The MapVault catalog can be accessed over the internet or through any WMTS (web mapping tile services) connection. Layer files formatted specifically for ArcGIS Desktop, QGIS, Global Mapper or other open-source GIS packages can be downloaded.

“What makes MapVault unique is the many advantages it brings to users,” said Kent Lee, president and CEO of East View Geospatial. “We’ve taken the time and cost out of tiling entire map series, giving users consistent, reliable data served up in a straightforward, easy-to-use streaming service. Whether you are interested in global or country-wide mapping coverage, or even county- or city-level mapping, MapVault gives users of all experience levels a simple and accessible environment in which to discover and utilize maps.”

Tracy Cozzens

About the Author:

Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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