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Government and Regulated Industries

Building Geospatial Infrastructure for Governments Around the World

Intermap is a worldwide leader in geospatial solutions with a long history of government contract work. We have helped over 60 national governments build critical geospatial infrastructure, enabling vital planning decisions affecting resource allocation, transportation, power management, environmental monitoring, topographic mapping, disaster mitigation, smart city integration, public safety and defense.


  • DEM Creation - We specialize in building current, up-to-date global digital elevation models (DEMs), from our own airborne collection as well as from third-party data
  • All-Source Integration - We integrate multi-source data, including IFSAR, SAR, satellite, optical, shortwave infrared (SWIR), multi-spectral and LiDAR
  • Multi-Platform Configuration - We build DEMs from any platform configuration including high and low altitudes, wide and narrow areas, long endurance, loiter, short range, UAV, from space, airborne and ground-based sensors
  • Fully Operational - We design, configure, integrate and deploy our sensor assets and platforms anywhere in the world
  • Advanced Architecture - Using advanced AI and machine learning techniques, computing and cloud architecture, we exploit and deliver geospatial answers with speed, accuracy and simplicity on a global scale
  • Vertically Integrated - From sensors to answers, our products deliver unmatched precision, reliability and quality at an economical price
Lear-jet 36

One of Intermap’s aircraft, Learjet 36

Products and Solutions

Intermap’s full level of processing, exploitation and delivery services maximize value for our clients

  • Construction of national topographic basemaps, thematic maps and contour maps
  • Extraction of feature data, change detection and maintenance and management programs
  • Geospatial audit, maintenance and training
  • Special mission data collection, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Data fusion with our sensor-agnostic approach to data collection and integration
  • Maximize information extraction from data with our patented AI and machine learning processing technology
  • Worldwide DEM available off-the-shelf
  • Accessible terrain data through applications, services and solutions
  • Standard OGC solutions delivered through cloud software solutions

Past Projects

Intermap has collected over 16 million km2 of IFSAR for multiple government projects on every continent in the world. We have worked with airport authorities and large regulated industries such as oil and gas, utilities, transportation, environmental protection, insurance, disaster relief and other infrastructure.

Some of the major government projects include the Alaska Mapping Initiative, Philippines National Mapping Program, Peninsular Malaysia Mapping Project for JUPEM and LiDAR fusion in Dominica. Read more about past projects here.

Government Work

Government of New South Wales, Australia

  • State-wide mapping program required a solution to enable large scale production of DTM and classified point clouds from optical data
  • Intermap deployed a custom process for optical camera point cloud classification enabling top quality and high-speed results
  • Over 600,000 km2 of high-resolution 3D data were processed and delivered ahead of schedule

ISR in Mountainous Terrain – Afghanistan

  • Precise knowledge of the terrain and surface features was required for tactical planning
  • Intermap deployed its STAR-3 sensor platform to rapidly acquire 414,000 km2 of precision IFSAR 3D terrain data and imagery​
  • Acquisition was completed within 3 months in hostile conditions
  • High-altitude and high-speed of the STAR-3 platform enabled safe acquisition without delay or detection​

African Operations

  • Intermap has over 10 years of experience with airborne operations across Africa
  • Multi-year operations based in Lagos with a fleet of aircraft equipped for aerial missions
  • Deployed STAR-1 system for 4-year program in Central African Parks​
  • Deployed STAR-3 SAR platform in Republic of Congo for Eni

Infrastructure, Risk, and Food Security – Philippines

  • The Philippine government needed a complete country-wide framework of 3D geospatial data including cadastral information, geodetic control, elevation, hydrography, hydrology and transportation networks
  • Intermap’s precise 3D data supported rescue efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda, enabling rapid response​
  • A total of 300,000 km2 of landmass was mapped in a fraction of the time and cost than any alternative technology

Risk Mitigation and Food Security – Indonesia

  • High accuracy geospatial foundation data are needed by the Indonesian government to support resource management
  • Intermap’s STAR-3 platform was used to acquire precise and current 3D data and imagery for nearly the entire Indonesian landmass
  • Intermap’s solution enabled the successful implementation of complete 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 foundation map products

Rapid Mapping of Infrastructure – Panama

  • Intermap deployed its airborne IFSAR platform and completed acquisition of 21,000 km2 of canal​
  • Intermap produced 27 maps at 1:50,000 scale from the data and delivered them as full cartographic products for NGA’s direct computer to press system

European Operations

  • Intermap’s major market in Europe is insurance
  • The NEXTMap Europe program utilized four of Intermap’s airborne SAR platforms (STAR-3, STAR-4, STAR-5 and STAR-6)​
  • Intermap collected over 2.4 million km2 of high-acuity 3D geospatial data

Regulated Industries

Insurance Market – Flood Modeling

  • Terrain data and river flow models are used to create flood plain maps for flood management

Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief

  • IFSAR collection is valuable during natural disasters as the collection can occur at any time and is weather independent

Water Resource Management

  • Slope and aspect derived from IFSAR DEMs are well suited to support various agricultural and forestry applications such as canopy height extraction, watershed management, erosion runoff and nutrient management plans and conservation planning

Utilities – Wind Power and Oil and Gas

  • DEMs are used for surface analysis and viewshed analysis for wind power site selection
  • IFSAR data can be used for oil and gas exploration to plan seismic lines and pipeline routes, identify rock formations, generate base maps and determine well locations

Transportation Planning

  • DEMs are used for feature extraction, corridor planning, route selection, planimetric mapping, cut and fill analysis and volumetric calculations