DENVER (December 13, 2006) Intermap Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Intermap Technologies Corp. (IMP:TSX.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) today announced that it has received a US$138K contract to provide 3D digital geometric elevation data to the Coastal Services Center Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The contract will deliver data collected as part of Intermap's ongoing NEXTMap® USA mapping program for various geospatial applications along the California coastal region.
The Company's highly accurate and cost-effective geometric models will be used by NOAA and the Coastal Community in California for applications such as shoreline mapping, watershed and wetlands mapping, as well as shoreline and wetland change detection and imagery orthorectification.
"We are pleased that NOAA and the residents of California will benefit from the value being derived from our NEXTMap® geometries. This solution is another great example where government agencies can make efficient use of tax dollars by licensing affordable and accurate geospatial data for vital work being done on the west coast," stated Garth Lawrence, senior vice president of business operations for Intermap Technologies.
Contracted through Sanborn of Colorado Springs, Intermap will begin providing data and training pursuant to this contract in December 2006, and NOAA's Coastal Services Center will distribute the data to members of the Coastal Management Community in California.
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap enables customers to facilitate better decision-making and create applications for numerous commercial, governmental, military, and consumer products through the purchase of high quality and affordable 3D geometric datasets. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap®, consisting of highly accurate digital geometric maps that include elevation data.
Demand for NEXTMap® data is growing as new commercial applications are emerging, including geographical information systems (GIS), engineering planning, transportation, automotive, navigation, flood, irrigation, environmental management and planning, telecommunications/wireless network planning, aviation, simulation, and 3D visualization. Internet applications include virtual tours, topographic maps and computer games. Datasets are also used to add interactive intelligence to airborne and satellite imagery.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 325 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Munich, and Jakarta. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing