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Mapmaker Available to Discuss Coastline, Island Changes
WHAT: Rand McNally, North America’s largest mapmaker, offers a geographic expert for stories regarding how: (1) the recent tsunami could change the earth’s geography from a mapmaking perspective and (2) how maps may need to be redrawn in light of the tsunami. Rand McNally’s expert offers both geographic analysis and opinion.
WHO: Joel Minster, chief cartographer and senior vice president of geographic information services (GIS) for Rand McNally. Joel serves regularly as an expert source on a variety of geographic and mapmaking topics for national publications.
WHEN: Joel is available to reporters immediately, via phone or e-mail.
WHY: According to Minster, changes to maps of certain tsunami-affected regions are likely, but by no means certain. Rand McNally is closely monitoring geographical changes recognized by southeast Asia, by the U.S. government and by satellite imagery, to determine whether cartographic changes are needed.
CONTACT: Paul Elsberg at (847) 675-8100, Ext. 106 or email@example.com Melissa Leeb at (847) 675-8100, Ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Reynolds Communications Group for Rand McNally & Co.