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October 12, 2016
East View Brings Iranian Cartographic Data Online via New Digital Platform

MINNEAPOLIS  – East View Geospatial is excited to announce an agreement with the Gitashenasi Geographic and Cartographic Institute to create an online archive of the Iranian mapping agency’s extensive publications.

A visitor’s guide map of Andisheh New Town, Tehran Province, Iran, (courtesy of Gitashenasi).

East View will be introducing the platform specifically to house the aggregated Gitashenasi content, offering EVG customers access to the Iranian world perspective via a single database subscription, as opposed to hundreds of individual purchases that would require immense cataloging.

“We are pleased to be able to work with Gitashenasi; bringing their catalogue online for a whole new audience,” said Kent Lee, East View Geospatial’s founder and CEO. “Gitashenasi is one of the most reputable mapping agencies in the world, and this agreement allows non-Farsi speakers, and those based outside of the Middle East, access to their impressive array of products, which previously were very difficult to obtain.”

This marks the first time that Gitashenasi’s cartographic products will be available online, making the Iranian company’s compendium available to the world market in a digital format, and adding to East View Geospatial’s growing collection of Middle Eastern content.

The archive contains an extensive collection of products, highlighted by approximately 200 maps, 100 books, and 50 atlases, which will be digitized and presented in an EVG database that features full-text searching, MARC records and even bilingual English-Persian metadata so that complete Persian language items are discovered.

For more information about accessing the Gitashenasi archive and additional East View products, visit or contact your East View representative.

About East View

East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 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 geosatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.East View

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