ER Mapper Donated to UN Landmine Clearance Program

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Perth, Western Australia, June 2002 - Earth Resource Mapping has donated two ER Mapper licenses to The United Nations Mission to Ethiopia & Eritrea (UNMEE). This peacekeeping mission relies heavily on maps to perform tasks such as landmine demarcation and de-mining, transport route planning for food and water supply for returning refugees and support for the UN peace-keeping forces.

Previous to the use of ER Mapper, maps were distributed in a hard copy format. ER Mapper is unique as it allows exceptional compression of very large geospatial datasets onto CD-ROMs for distribution while at the same time providing excellent remote sensing software tools such as the invaluable mosaicing feature. The UNMEE now provides topographic maps and satellite imagery in Enhanced Compressed Wavelet (ECW) format on three CD-ROM's. Earth Resource Mapping's free ER Viewer software allows users to access these maps via their laptop in the field which is a vital component to their mission.

"The United Nations Mission to Ethiopia & Eritrea (UNMEE) is very grateful to accept the donation of ER Mapper licenses to allow distribution of it's large geospatial datasets to the partner groups in it's Peace Keeping mission" said Ian Thomas, United Nations Mission to Ethiopia & Eritrea.

Duncan Guthrie, Managing Director for the EAME Region of Earth Resource Mapping said, "Earth Resource Mapping are delighted to donate the licenses to UNMEE because they can provide a real means of eradicating landmines within Ethiopia and Eritrea. Our technology is used for multiple applications in a wide range of industries and it is satisfying to assist in such a worthwhile project."

About Earth Resource Mapping

Earth Resource Mapping is the world's leading image handling and integrated mapping software company. Clients in more than 120 countries use ER Mapper to prepare imagery, ECW to compress and use imagery, and the Image Web Server to serve imagery over the Internet.

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