East View Geospatial (EVG) has launched Web-based subscription service providing access to a global collection of raster mapping, MapVault.

MapVault subscribers gain immediate access to hundreds of maps from global scale series, ranging from aeronautical charts produced by the U.S. government to locally-produced topographic maps covering specific countries around the world, such as Colombia, Botswana, Syria and Russia.

An annual subscription delivers raster data that can be entered into geographic information systems (GIS) platforms such as ArcGIS, QGIS and Global Mapper using a WMTS connection.

EVG was formed in 1996 to catalog, procure and establish distribution agreements with national mapping agencies worldwide so Western professionals and scholars could gain access to this important content for their work. MapVault is a continuation of that objective, while also maintaining EVG's position as a leader in the commercial GIS industry.

The procurements focus on topographic, geological, nautical, aeronautical and thematic mapping.  MapVault makes it easy for GIS professionals and students alike to find high quality, authoritatively produced, georeferenced raster images of thousands of maps.

About East View

East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis. East View is comprised of East View Information Services, East View Geospatial and East View Map Link. East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher relationships throughout the world for maps and geospatial data and Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and hard science content. East View manages a data center, library and warehouse in Minneapolis where it hosts and stores dozens of foreign language databases, hundreds of thousands of maps and atlases and millions of geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.