East View Acquires Map Link To Further Its Mission To Source Uncommon Information From Extraordinary Places

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., USA - January 4, 2011 - East View is pleased to announce it has purchased Map Link and relocated its operation from Santa Barbara, California to Minnetonka, Minnesota. The leading supplier of worldwide travel and adventure maps, East View Map Link is the integral link between publishers, resellers and retail customers. A new website has also been created at www.evmaplink.com.

Complementing East View Map Link are its sister companies, East View Cartographic (EVC) and East View Information Services (EVIS). EVC is a leading provider of authoritative maps and geospatial data from around the world. EVIS is the leading provider of Russian, Chinese and Arabic social science, statistical and census content.

East View now boasts a full spectrum of authoritative source material to underpin its geospatial production and foreign language database production. East View serves an audience of users as varied as scholars, petroleum geologists, intelligence analysts, sailboat owners, adventure hikers and avionics engineers.

Kent D. Lee, East View's CEO, made the acquisition of Map Link "to ensure continued service to consumers of adventure and travel maps from around the world but also to add over five hundred new publisher relationships that aggregate or produce extremely large scale mapping products in multiple scripts with millions of geonames. Human Terrain/Human Geography is a growing topic of interest for some of our customers and the Map Link acquisition, in complement to EVC and EVIS, gives East View unique capabilities in assisting our variety of customers."

For more information, contact:
Rodney Buhrsmith
Chief Marketing Officer
Email: Rodney.Buhrsmith@eastview.com
Tel: +1.952.252.1201

East View Companies
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA

About East View
East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Cartographic (www.cartographic.com) and East View Map Link (www.evmaplink.com). East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher relationships throughout the world for geospatial data and Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and hard science content. East View maintains a data center in Minneapolis where it hosts dozens of foreign language databases and millions of geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.