DeLorme Map Company Lays Off 10 Workers

Updated 6 months ago

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Maine mapping company DeLorme says it has shed 10 workers as it shifts away from traditional paper-based maps and atlases to digital products.

Kim Stiver, Yarmouth-based DeLorme’s vice president of marketing, tells the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1710yfU) the workers were let go late last week and the company still has 75 employees.

She says the company remains healthy.

The company has focused in recent years on personal satellite messaging, tracking and navigation products, such as its inReach, a satellite-enabled device that allows people to communicate through text messages anywhere in the world.

The company’ dates to 1976.

It sells its maps and GPS products, which include communications systems that feature street views, 3-D terrain data, lake and ocean charts, and aerial views of satellite imagery.

 


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