ESRI Adopts DeLorme World Map as a Global Cartographic Standard

Seamless, Horizontally-Accurate, Consistently-Detailed Data Set to Serve as a Template for Worldwide Topographic Map Generation

YARMOUTH, Maine — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 8, 2009 — DeLorme, an industry leader in geospatial technology, today announced that its seamless, horizontally-accurate DeLorme World Base Map, is now available from ESRI, the world’s GIS software leader, through ArcGIS Online.

DeLorme showcased its World Base Map as a new Business Partner at the recent ESRI International User Conference in San Diego. ESRI and ESRI Business Partners will utilize the DeLorme World Base Map as a template for world topographic map generation.

ESRI Endorsement

“The DeLorme World Base Map is one of the world’s most accurate global topographic base maps, a very unique data set,” said Christophe Charpentier, ESRI Content Manager. “Choose any region of the world and get a uniform level of detailed quality data. ESRI has selected the DeLorme World Base Map for inclusion in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Data Appliance plus other ESRI products.”

The DeLorme World Base Map is unique in that it is seamless and presented with a consistent richness of detail worldwide, with significant advantages in currency and positional accuracy. The scale is 1:250,000 worldwide, with horizontal accuracy of +/-50 meters.

Abundant Detail

Detail includes major transportation layers, inland and shoreline hydrography, agreed and disputed jurisdiction boundaries, and key geographic features. There is a complete global elevation model derived from multiple sources including raster maps and the Shuttle Radar Terrain Model (SRTM).

DeLorme, with more than 30 years of experience creating vector and raster map data for its navigation and GIS software programs, now distributes both World and North America digital data sets for use in third-party software programs. Data is available in industry standard formats including DeLorme XMap and ESRI shapefile or file geodatabase. Learn more at

About DeLorme

DeLorme is the long-time leader in innovative mapping and GPS solutions for consumer and professional markets. Based in Yarmouth, ME, DeLorme offers a unique set of core competencies across the complex areas of map data creation and management, software development, and integration with GPS. The ability to develop all the critical components necessary to compete in the fast-changing navigation world provides a distinct competitive advantage. To learn more, visit

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