YARMOUTH, Maine — January 19, 2010 — DeLorme, the leading digital mapping, software, and GPS provider, has developed a free GPS-accurate dataset to assist in the Haitian relief efforts.
The company was contacted by numerous aid groups following the earthquake. A team of employees worked through the past weekend preparing a custom dataset utilizing the GPS-accurate DeLorme World Base Map along with aerial imagery, all of which can be displayed within the company’s XMap software and on Earthmate PN-Series handheld GPS units.
“We are eager to spread the word to anyone who is involved with relief efforts in Haiti that we have this GPS-accurate dataset available for their use,” says Jim Skillings, DeLorme Vice President. “Time is of the essence as we believe that GPS-accurate map data can help save lives.”The DeLorme map data provides GPS-accurate transportation infrastructure down to the street level, as well as accurate coastline and hydrographic details. Used in tandem with DeLorme PN-Series GPS and XMap software, search-and-rescue responders will have an invaluable tool on the ground.
Anyone with an interest or looking for more information should go to www.delorme.com.
DeLorme representatives will provide immediate follow-up to inquiries from federal agencies and volunteers assisting in the relief efforts.
DeLorme is the longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS solutions for both consumer and professional markets. The company’s Street Atlas USA and Topo USA consumer software have set the standards for GPS, routing, and travel planning capabilities. DeLorme XMap® software is expanding the GIS market through its advanced capabilities, affordable pricing, and ease of use. The company’s Earthmate GPS receivers pioneered the concept of GPS for laptop PCs and PDAs. Today, the innovation continues with the Earthmate GPS PN-series of handheld receivers, the Earthmate GPS BT-20 with dual Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and the DeLorme GPS2056 Receiver Module for OEM electronic systems. Located in Yarmouth, Maine, DeLorme is home to Eartha™, the world's largest rotating globe.
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