DeLorme Introduces World Base Map 2012

New Upgrades to Topographic Map Database Announced at 2012 Esri Users Conference

Yarmouth, Maine – July 25, 2012 – DeLorme, the innovation leader in personal satellite messaging, tracking and navigation technology, today announced the release of a significant upgrade to its World Base Map product with important improvements and changes for 2012.

“The new World Base Map release is a reflection of DeLorme’s commitment to currency and accuracy,” said John Auble, DeLorme vice president, data products and HA/DR programs. “As a data contributor to ArcGIS Online, we realize that Esri users rely on our maps for mission critical operations around the world, and we are committed to ensuring this community has the most accurate and complete pole-to-pole topographic map database.”

Major upgrades in the World Base Map 2012 edition include more roads and railroads, more rivers and streams, elevation data updated to reflect changes in ocean and inland lake shorelines, updated airport information and the latest country and administrative district boundaries.

DeLorme began publishing the World Base Map in 2010. It is a complete seamless global data set that includes all the world’s countries and the full extent of all continents, providing a consistent level of detail and reliable horizontal accuracy for all features worldwide. It has been built, maintained and enhanced using a uniform process. The data is also available in a raster cache format, which offers a rich cartographic look and compelling visualization of the Earth’s topography. All data is in latitude/longitude coordinates in WGS84 datum, and saved in Esri File Geodatabase or Shapefile format.

In addition to World Base Map, DeLorme is showcasing its full range of mapping, positioning, tracking and personal safety devices in Booth 2407 at the 2012 Esri Users Conference.

About DeLorme
DeLorme is a longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS products. Most recently the company has earned numerous prestigious awards for its groundbreaking integration of GPS navigation and satellite communications. The ability to develop all the critical components necessary to compete in these fast-changing technologies distinguishes DeLorme as a provider of unique solutions for both the commercial and government markets. DeLorme is based in Yarmouth, Maine, U.S.A., and is home to Eartha, the world’s largest revolving globe. To learn more, visit