Intermap Announces Boeing Contract for Void Fill Processing of Shuttle Radar Terrain Mapping Data

Posted by Rich Mohr

Feb 27, 2007 10:00:00 AM

DENVER, COLORADO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 27, 2006) - Intermap Technologies Corp. (TSX:IMP) announced today that its subsidiary Intermap Federal Services Inc. has received a follow-on contract from The Boeing Company to support the continued processing of elevation data from the NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Intermap Federal Services is a subcontractor to Boeing for this effort. The contract value to Intermap is approximately US$1.5 million with the period of performance extending through November 2006. This contract, which is the fifth since 2002, brings the amount awarded to Intermap for SRTM production to US$15.3 million. 

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) sponsored this new task order for SRTM processing, which will provide NGA with cost-effective, high-capacity contractor capabilities to generate void filled, compliant SRTM DTED2® cells. 

In February 2000, NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour flew the SRTM mission, collecting digital elevation data of the majority of the planet. It was the first near-worldwide radar data acquisition that generated three-dimensional digital elevation model maps from 60 degrees north latitude to 56 degrees south latitude. 

"As a result of the high quality of our work on the SRTM data, Intermap continues to receive contract extensions for this important project," stated Michael Bullock, Intermap Federal Services president and CEO. "We developed new editing and processing procedures for this enormous undertaking that have resulted in higher efficiency and higher quality data. Our NEXTMap business has also benefited by porting over these procedures to our NEXTMap work, resulting in a decrease in our overall costs on the NEXTMap databases." 

About Intermap 

Intermap is digitally remapping entire countries, building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, of highly accurate digital topographic maps (including elevation). Customers purchase Intermap's high-quality, low-cost data to facilitate better decision-making for numerous commercial, governmental, military and consumer applications. 

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 network planning, aviation, simulation and 3D visualization. Internet applications include virtual tours, topographic maps and computer games. The products are also used to add interactive intelligence to airborne and satellite images. 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 250 people worldwide, with offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Munich and Jakarta. Intermap is publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol IMP. For more information, visit www.intermap.com. 

Contact: 

Monica Moore 
Intermap Technologies Corp. 
Director of Marketing 
(303) 708-0955 
Email: mmoore@.intermap.com 

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Topics: NEXTMap

Intermap Technologies Announces Agreement with Microsoft to Deliver 3D Data for Virtual Earth Platform

Posted by Rich Mohr

Feb 20, 2007 9:00:00 AM

DENVER (February 20, 2007) Intermap Technologies Corp. (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) today announced an agreement to provide Microsoft Corp. with NEXTMap® Britain digital elevation data for use within Microsoft's Virtual Earth platform. The agreement enables Microsoft to create and deliver a Live Search Maps product powered by the most current and accurate digital terrain model of Great Britain. 

Intermap's 3D digital terrain model data will serve as the base layer or foundation for the placement and alignment of aerial photography and other geospatial layers. Images are draped over Intermap's three-dimensional foundation to create a unique and accurate user viewing experience.  

“The increasing popularity of Internet mapping applications has soared over the past few years, and the quality of data used to deliver unique solutions and an outstanding user experience is what will separate providers in this space,” commented Eric DesRoche, senior vice president of strategic business development for Intermap Technologies. “Microsoft is committed to delivering the most accurate and highest quality product on the market and our NEXTMap® Britain countrywide elevation dataset will make this a reality.” 

The agreement also sets the stage for the future development of applications and solutions that rely on accurate digital elevation models that can serve a multitude of business and consumer needs around the world. These applications would have otherwise been unachievable prior to Intermap's creation of these 3D data sets. 

As part of Intermap's worldwide proactive data collection efforts, Great Britain is currently in the Company's data library. Additionally, Intermap is now aggressively mapping Europe under their NEXTMap® Europe program. The collection of the entire country of Germany is now complete and the remainder of Western Europe is scheduled for completion by the end of 2007. The continental U.S. is being mapped concurrently with the European initiative and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008.

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 elevation datasets. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, consisting of highly accurate digital topographic 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 360 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, and Ottawa. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.

 
Contacts:

Intermap Technologies
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing
kthomas@.intermap.com 
(303) 708-0955

Canada — Financial 
Corbet Pala, Investor Relations 
E-vestor Communications Inc.
cpala@evestor.com 
(416) 657-2400 

United States — Financial 
Budd Zuckerman, Investor Relations
Genesis Select Corporation
bzuckerman@genesisselect.com
(303) 415-0200

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Neil Johnson
Clayton Bush
+(44) (0) 20 7518 2777

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EuroPR Group
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MapMart and Intermap Technologies Deliver Superior Online Elevation Data Through New Partnership

Posted by Rich Mohr

Feb 14, 2007 8:30:00 AM

DENVER: Intermap Technologies, Inc. (TSX: IMP, AIM: IMAP) and MapMart (An IntraSearch Company), have joined forces to provide greater online access to Intermap's high quality and affordable 3D geometric datasets through MapMart's leading on-line geospatial product distribution website. 

MapMart's web site (www.MapMart.com) contains terabytes of digital data including, but not limited to, vector data, aerial imagery, satellite imagery, and digital elevation models. Their “one-stop” business model allows customers to order data by drawing a box around their area of interest on an online map. The data is then delivered electronically per the customer's unique delivery specifications, usually in a matter of minutes.

"By partnering with Intermap, our customers can now quickly procure high-quality elevation data collected as part of Intermap's ongoing NEXTMap® program. This data, with a five-meter posting and vertical accuracy at one meter or better, is ideally suited for advanced GIS applications that cut across a wide variety of disciplines,” said Michael Platt, president of IntraSearch, Inc./MapMart. "Intermap is leading the way by collecting highly accurate entire-county datasets. We are proud to be offering these high resolution data sets as an option to our current customers."

The Intermap data available on the MapMart site includes Digital Elevation Models, Digital Surface Models, and Orthorectified Radar Imagery. Coverage includes all of Great Britain, over 500 counties of the United States, and will soon feature a complete, seamless dataset of Germany. The rest of the United States and most of Europe will be added to the web site as it becomes available.

"We are excited to be working with MapMart to offer their customers access to the benefits of our highly accurate elevation data," stated Kevin Thomas, Intermap's vice president of marketing. "The partnership of our two companies will enable a whole new set of customers who have historically used outdated geospatial data to now have access to affordable and accurate geospatial data they otherwise would not have known exists.” 

About MapMart / IntraSearch

MapMart, a division of IntraSearch Inc., is a professional services firm providing aerial photography acquisition and services, photogrammetric services, orthorectification, digital conversions, scanning, plotting, computer assisted design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS) solutions for both the public and private sector clients. IntraSearch (IntraSearch Inc.) is a privately owned corporation located in Denver, Colorado. 

 
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 360 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, and Ottawa. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.

Contacts:
MapMart / IntraSearch
Eric Woody, Director of Sales
303-759-5050
ewoody@mapmart.com 
www.MapMart.com

Intermap Technologies
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing
303-708-0955
kthomas@.intermap.com 
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Topics: New Partner

Intermap Technologies Announces $2.4M Contract for Mapping and Imagery Data

Posted by Rich Mohr

Feb 13, 2007 8:00:00 AM

DENVER: Intermap Technologies Corp. (TSX: IMP, AIM: IMAP) today announced that its Intermap Federal Services, Inc. subsidiary has received a US$2.4M contract to provide digital elevation data and orthorectified radar imagery for an international project. 

The geospatial data delivered was generated using the Company's Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) technology aboard one of the Company's five aircraft. Under the agreement, Intermap will process and deliver the data during the first quarter of 2007.

“We are pleased to continue providing high quality radar imagery and digital elevation model data to this client year over year. The client's continued satisfaction with the product we produce and the services we provide is a testament to the quality of our operation,” stated Garth Lawrence, senior vice president of operations for Intermap Technologies. “As we continue to collect geospatial data around the world, we are continually reminded from GIS experts that there is no substitute for the high-quality data we deliver.” 

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 360 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, and Ottawa. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.

Contacts:
Intermap Technologies
Richard Mohr, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
rmohr@.intermap.com 
(303) 708-0955

Canada — Financial 
Corbet Pala, Investor Relations 
E-vestor Communications Inc.
cpala@evestor.com 
(416) 657-2400 
 
United States — Financial 
Budd Zuckerman, Investor Relations
Genesis Select Corporation
bzuckerman@genesisselect.com
(303) 415-0200
 
UK - Canaccord Adams Limited
Neil Johnson
Clayton Bush
+(44) (0) 207 518 2777
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Topics: New Customer, NEXTMap

Intermap Technologies Adds Fifth Aircraft to Help Complete Their Aggressive 3D Mapping Program

Posted by Rich Mohr

Feb 8, 2007 8:00:00 AM

DENVER: Intermap Technologies Corp. (IMP:TSX, AIM: IMAP) today announced the launch of a second Learjet 36 aircraft, the Company's fifth plane equipped with their proprietary industry-leading IFSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) airborne data collection system. Its first flight and successful collection of geospatial radar imagery commenced in the Rocky Mountains while en route to Denver, Colorado. 

The new aircraft will continue operating in the United States and is capable of collecting approximately 1,600,000 sq. km. (618,000 sq. mi.) of highly-accurate 3D digital elevation data per year. This platform joins a technically-sophisticated fleet of four other craft that are proactively collecting country-wide data throughout the United States and Europe as part of Intermap's accelerated NEXTMap® initiative. The added capacity also enables the Company to support its growing list of fee-for-service projects around the world. 

 “The IFSAR infrastructure of this aircraft was operational in record time — a credit to the unrivaled technical expertise of our engineering team,” stated Mark Frank, Intermap's vice president of acquisition operations & engineering.  “The unwavering commitment to excellence of our engineering team continues to strengthen our leadership position within the industry, while positioning us to quickly and affordably meet diverse market demand.”

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 360 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, and Ottawa. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.

 
Contacts:
Intermap Technologies
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing
kthomas@.intermap.com 
(303) 708-0955
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