Sanborn Expands Sanborn M-Map® Coverage for Autonomous Vehicles

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) today announces that it has successfully completed geospatial data collection for 4,250 linear miles of highway in the western United States, enabling the company to significantly expand the reach of its Sanborn M-Map® product line.

“Sanborn continues its commitment to our customers by investing in the development of our products,” said John R. Copple, president and chief executive officer. “Our products enable our customers to better achieve their goals.”

Sanborn M-Map®, an HD Map product line developed for the autonomous vehicle market, delivers precision datasets with absolute accuracy, improving the safety and operational capability of our customers. The specifications of our Sanborn M-Map® road products meet the requirements presented to us by several vehicle manufacturers.

Based on the research and development that started in 2015, Sanborn launched its exclusive HD Map product line called Sanborn M-Map® for the US market in 2018 and has continued to provide this one-of-a-kind solution to a range of customers. Sanborn recently automated the production of Sanborn M-Map® with the addition of a machine learning team, led by Dr. Becky Soltanian, Ph.D., Sanborn Vice President, Research and Development.


Sanborn ( is an innovator in the geospatial industry, providing industry-leading mapping, visualization and 3D solutions to customers around the world. Adopting advanced technology, Sanborn specializes in oblique aerial image mapping, aerial and mobile lidar mapping, aerial orthophotography, 3D modeling and visualization software and services, HD maps and a host of software products. geospatial.

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