Intermap Technologies and DCSE Extend Partnership to Deliver Highly Accurate 3D Digital Elevation Data

Posted by Rich Mohr

Aug 30, 2007 8:00:00 AM

DENVER - Intermap Technologies Corp. today announced that DCSE, Inc., a Geographical Information System (GIS) consulting firm specializing in the development of Web-based information and collaboration portal applications, has renewed their contract to distribute Intermap's 3D digital elevation data and geometric images. 

"Continuing this partnership will allow our customers to purchase some of the most reliable terrain data on the market today,” said Masoud Hoseyni, PhD, president of DCSE. "Intermap's high-resolution digital elevation models and images are perfectly suited for a variety of robust geospatial applications, including hydrologic runoff, spill, reservoir capacity, and viewshed analysis, as well as hydraulic modeling and treatment plant sitings."

DCSE focuses on enterprises in three industries — water companies, environmental consulting companies, and IT/software development organizations. Furthermore, the Company's application development services unit has more than 100 years of combined experience in developing large-scale information management systems. DCSE's customers include the State of California Department of Water Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, South Florida Water Management District, Motorola Corporation, and ConEdison Utilities of New York, to name a few.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with a GIS partner as reliable and committed to customer service as DCSE,” stated Richard Smolenski, Intermap's vice president of sales. "Many of DCSE's existing water, environmental, and software development customers have already benefited from the highly reliable and uniform digital elevation data Intermap has provided. It's satisfying to know that these organizations are using our data to improve the quality of life and provide valuable services within their companies. We look forward to continuing to enable DCSE to server their customer base." 

About DCSE
DCSE is a distinguished software engineering firm specializing in the development of custom solutions for water, utilities, and the environmental sector. DCSE's core capabilities include the development, implementation, deployment, and integration of software tools using GIS technology from ESRI. DCSE is a leader in integrating models and providing model connectivity with relational database management systems (RDBMS) and GIS. 

The firm's capabilities include the development and implementation of web-based portals and accessing large-scale databases via GIS. DCSE builds high value solutions primarily based on Microsoft's .NET technologies. 

DCSE is located in Aliso Viejo, Orange County, California. For more information, please go to:http://www.dcse.com/ 

About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) is creating uniform 3D digital models of the earth's surface and building a library of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building uniform national databases, called NEXTMap®. Demand for NEXTMap® data is growing as new commercial applications emerge within the GIS, engineering, automotive, personal navigation device, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, hydrology, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 500 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, and Prague. For more information, visitwww.intermap.com.

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Intermap Technologies Announces Closing of Over-Allotment

Posted by Rich Mohr

Aug 14, 2007 9:00:00 AM

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Intermap Technologies Announces 3D Map Product to Enable GPS and PND Recreational Market

Posted by Rich Mohr

Aug 13, 2007 8:00:00 AM

New product allows PND and GPS devices to display 3D maps and POIs for off-road and recreational use

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Intermap Technologies Wins MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award

Posted by Rich Mohr

Aug 7, 2007 10:00:00 AM

Company's “Torino 2006 IFSAR Mapping Project” Recognized under Photogrammetry / Elevation Data Generation Category

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Topics: NEXTMap

Intermap Technologies and the Slovak Hydro-Meteorological Institute Partner to Develop Windstorm Analysis Tool

Posted by Rich Mohr

Aug 7, 2007 9:00:00 AM

DENVER & PRAGUE - Intermap Technologies Corp, has signed an agreement with the Slovak Hydro-Meteorological Institute (SHMU) in Bratislava for the cooperative development of a windstorm evaluation and risk management tool that will complement the Company's existing risk management platform.

Intermap's insurance risk management platform includes a detailed flood risk map of the Slovak Republic that has been successfully utilized by three major insurers in the Slovak Republic since 2006. The partnership with SHMU will create a new product for the insurance industry that evaluates and performs risk assessment of windstorms. The windstorm risk layer will seamlessly integrate into the existing risk management platform for the Slovak Republic. The entire project is being conducted in cooperation with the Slovak Insurance Association.

The last significant windstorm in the Slovak Republic in 2004 inflicted serious damage over an area of more than 200 square kilometers. The storm affected more than 5,000 people who were cut off from municipal infrastructure and trapped within the damaged areas. Over 1,500 of those affected were left without water supply, electricity, and sewage. It took more than 9 months to repair major traffic corridors. Financial losses directly attributed to the windstorm were estimated at approximately 400 million dollars.

According to Dr. Manfred Krischke, Intermap's managing director and European vice president, “Our agreement with SHMU will allow us to develop a high-quality windstorm risk layer that will facilitate more precise risk assessment for the planning of new housing and infrastructure developments. In addition, the improved risk assessment created by this new layer will allow insurance companies to better estimate potential losses caused by windstorms, as well as enable more effective prevention planning, reduced losses, and help shorten response times for rebuilding and reconstruction.” 

About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) 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 500 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, and Prague. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.

Contacts:
Intermap Technologies
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing
303-708-0955
[email protected]  

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Intermap Technologies and Auburn University Use GIS to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Posted by Rich Mohr

Aug 6, 2007 8:00:00 AM

DENVER - Intermap Technologies Corp. announced it has provisioned a grant to Auburn University to investigate and evaluate ways to save fuel using the Company's GIS 3D road geometries. The project's initial focus is on achieving simulation results and designing a predictive cruise controller and automatic gear shifting algorithm to calculate optimal vehicle speed and gear selection that improve fuel economy and operating costs. 

A significant amount of the fuel expense in the heavy trucking industry is attributed to changes in road slope. In an effort to address this problem, Intermap has sponsored a research team headed by Dr. David Bevly, assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Eaton Corporation, one of the world's major suppliers of heavy duty transmissions, is serving in an advisory role and sees significant efficiency opportunities in the project. “We are looking forward to the results of this work,” states Daniel G. Smedley, manager of advanced automation & control for Eaton Corporation's Truck Technology group. “It opens up a new avenue of pursuit to help our customers get more miles out of a gallon of diesel fuel.”

According to Wei Huang, a member of Bevly's research team leading the research effort, the project is unique in two ways, "First, the designed system is tested with real commercial 3D road geometry. Then, the influence of the road geometry and sensor accuracy on fuel economy is investigated. The 3D road geometry and GPS- based control system is designed to reduce the heavy trucks' fuel consumption. The system consists of vehicle state estimators, the road geometry, and an optimal control system." 

GPS technology is applied to estimate the truck position, while Intermap's 3D road geometry is used to identify information on the road slope that lies ahead. An optimal control system is then designed to predict and achieve ideal truck velocity and/or engine speed, based on the road geometry, with the consideration of fuel consumption and travel time. The basic function of this optimal control system is to automatically gauge when best to accelerate, decelerate, or change gears going into and coming out of slopes and curves.

"Early results have shown that truck fuel consumption can be reduced up to three percent without significantly increasing traveling time, when compared with a conventional cruise control system," adds Huang. According to the American Trucking Association, motor carriers spent $103.3 billion on fuel in 2006. Increased fuel efficiency will help carriers reduce their fuel consumption and overall operating costs — potentially saving approximately $3 billion dollars and a billion gallons of diesel per year. The Auburn study will also look at the tradeoffs between increased travel time and additional fuel savings. 

“This is exciting news for the industry,” states Eric DesRoche, senior vice president of Intermap's Automotive & Consumer Electronics division. “We are proud to be part of such a unique and visionary project that has the potential of reducing our vehicle carbon footprint and providing a substantial savings for the trucking industry.” 

About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) 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 500 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, and Prague. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.


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Intermap Technologies Q2 Revenues Double

Posted by Rich Mohr

Aug 3, 2007 9:00:00 AM

NEXTMap data collected in first half of 2007exceeds amount collected in all of 2006

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Topics: Financial Results

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