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March 8, 2010 —New Zealand, Prime Minister, John Key visited Explorer Graphics Ltd. (EGL) on the 2nd March 2010, in Whitby, Porirua.

EGL is an award winning Geographic Information Systems (GIS) solutions consultancy and Esri® Business Partner, who are leading New Zealand internationally through their ingenuity and expertise.

Founding Managing Director, David Pimblott introduced Mr Key to his international team and explained that their multi-cultural perspective together with a strong ethos built upon the core values of integration, innovation and commitment gives EGL its unparalleled competitive edge. "Most of our team live locally and the work-life balance that this allows results in some pretty impressive stuff" says David.

However, it is the large internationally competitive projects built upon ArcGIS® technology from Esri, that are causing quite a stir. One such multi-million dollar contract is the Port of Los Angeles project which requires the delivery of an enterprise GIS for port operations and ArcGIS Server web deployment that includes dynamic data integration, to ensure operational effectiveness and Port security.

Another project is with the Ministry for the Environment to help it meet New Zealand's requirements under the Kyoto Protocol. EGL developed the Esri based geospatial system as part of the Ministry's Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (LUCAS) project. This project was showcased at the 2009 Esri international user conference, climate change showcase in San Diego, attended by over 10,000 delegates from over 120 countries.

"A knowledge economy is the way forward for New Zealand and projects like the 'Port of Los Angeles' and 'LUCAS' and are excellent examples of how we have positioned ourselves in the international technology market" says David Pimblott.

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For further information, please contact:
David Pimblott Managing Director, EGL
ph 0064 4 234 7832
mob 0064 27 452 5792

Explorer Graphics Ltd.

From left: David Pimblott, Executive Chairman, EGL; Rt. Hon John Key; David Swann, CEO, EGL