East View Geospatial (EVG), a provider of content-rich geospatial products, is now producing large-scale topographic data as an off-the-shelf offering under the product name EV-FGD – East View Foundation Geospatial Data.
EVG has long produced foundation data and mapping for government and industry partners. What is different at this stage is the commitment EVG has made to weave together various specialized source material, a global complexity grid based, in part, on the LandScan Global Population Data, and a blended U.S.- and non-U.S.-based workforce all aimed at gold-standard, yet affordable data at 1:50,000 and 1:100,000 scales.
Traditionally, the emphasis has been on creating data acceptable to mapping organizations via government-supplied inputs and strictly mandated personnel production procedures, such as through the Multinational Geospatial Cooperation Program (MGCP). The MGCP program has successfully brought cooperative nations together for the sake of creating foundation geospatial data across key themes around the globe at 1:50000 scale. Tens of millions of square kilometers have been produced under the MGCP program. But much remains to be done and maintenance to geodata already produced is also a consideration, said the company.
Because EVG is using its source data and software, EVG retains the license and can offer this data to others, which has not been the case in the usual GEOINT environment.