NVision Donating ‘Haitian Relief Mapbook’ Proceeds to Haiti

February 15, 2010 -- Bay Saint Louis, Miss. – NVision Solutions Inc. has partnered with LeadDog Consulting to release a series of Haiti map products designed to assist relief workers and generate funds for relief organizations providing support to earthquake victims.

The “Haitian Relief Mapbook: Port-au-Prince and Surrounding Areas” is the first in a series of paper map products made for relief workers on foot giving direct and immediate aid to the people of Haiti. NVision will soon release a complete country mapbook and additional products such as medium and large-size wall maps.

NVision will donate 40 percent of the proceeds to the American Red Cross Haiti relief efforts. NVision is offering a paperback version of the mapbook online through Amazon. A lower priced, coil-bound version is also available via NVision’s website at http://www.nvs-inc.com/haiti.

Mapbooks provide highly detailed maps of an area, but are easier to use, more portable, and more durable than folding maps. Field personnel can take notes in the mapbooks for later entry into full digital geographic information systems. Mapbooks are a much more affordable and reliable tool than location-based technology such as GPS and Wi-Fi enabled devices whose utility may be limited or prohibited by infrastructure collapse and harsh conditions.

“As both victims and responders to Hurricane Katrina, we know the importance of tough, paper-based map products for large scale disaster response,”, said NVision President Socorro Harvey.” “. “Our hearts and support go out to the people of Haiti and those who are helping.”

NVision has extensive experience in emergency response mapping as a FEMA contractor, NASA emergency response contractor, and emergency operation center support team for local governments along the Gulf Coast, Kansas, and Washington.

NVision is working closely with LeadDog Consulting who provides street mapping data and points of interest for the mapbooks. LeadDog continually updates mapping data for Haiti and NVision will continue to release updated and new products on its website.

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NVision Solutions, Inc. is a small, disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned certified 8(a) firm specializing in advanced geospatial solutions. NVision, headquartered near the NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, is an active member of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the University of Mississippi. For more information about NVision Solutions, Inc., visit www.NVisionSolutions.com.

LeadDog has vector mapping for over 80 countries making them one of the leading mapping companies worldwide; with an extensive library that is critically focused in the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, the rest of Latin America, and Asia. For more information visit http://www.goleaddog.com.


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  • Profit on misery? February 16, 2010
    Reviewed by 'Grave RobberHater'
    Most involved in the effort in Haiti are donating their work. Many volunteers and NGOs have created much of the critical infrastructure in use by relief workers. What are the sources here? What standards are used here? Doesn't look to be MGRS. Another college in Miss. has had usable, MRGS gridded map books available for free download for several weeks now. Shame on anyone profiteering on the blood of our Haitin brothers and sisters.

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