Carahsoft to Provide Mapping Platform to Government Customers

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Government IT Solutions Provider Adds the MapQuest Platform to Its GSA Schedule

Carahsoft Technology Corporation (], the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has added MapQuest's Platform products to its GSA ( schedule. In support of this new offering, Carahsoft will provide proactive sales and marketing support to drive demand for the MapQuest Platform within the public sector marketplace.

“The MapQuest Platform is a strategic addition to our portfolio of location-based and GIS-related collaboration software and services, further extending our ability to support the government’s national security initiatives by providing proven geospatial intelligence technologies,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president. “It also enhances our support for existing state and local governments and civilian agency customers interested in providing additional mapping capabilities to their constituents.”

The MapQuest Platform is an industry-leading geospatial Web services platform and comprehensive toolset that allows customers to build advanced mapping capabilities for a wide spectrum of web, wireless and desktop applications. With the MapQuest Platform Enterprise Edition, customers have access to the MapQuest Platform as well as the services and support needed to develop rich, engaging mapping applications to help increase agency efficiency and improve constituent responsiveness. MapQuest, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AOL Inc.

The MapQuest Platform includes Web-based services for mapping, geocoding, search and routing, as well as premium data sets for additional content such as traffic and business listings. More information about the platform is available at

With the addition of MapQuest, Carahsoft's Intelligence Solutions team now includes more than 40 vendors, providing Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and civilian agencies with a single point of access to the latest technologies.

MapQuest products are available via Carahsoft's GSA contract GS-35F-0131R. For more information, contact Carahsoft at 888-662-2724 or intelteam(at)carahsoft(dot)com.

Carahsoft Technology Corp.

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top- ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP.

Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry’s fastest growing firms by VAR Business, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2009, Carahsoft was ranked among the top ten companies by total revenue on the Inc.500 list of privately held companies, and received the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. Visit us at


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