31 Jan, 2005 The highly accurate digital terrain data that maps the rise and fall of the British landscape is now available to the growing number of specialist users for purchase online. The Intermap Store is a sophisticated Web mapping portal for online purchasing of Intermap's off-the-shelf geospatial data that provides quick and convenient access to areas as small as 2 sq. km. for immediate download.
The Intermap data library contains more than 1.8 million sq. km. of affordable high-resolution digital elevation and radar imagery data of many areas of the world, including the whole of Great Britain. In addition to Intermap's core products-digital surface models (first surface radar return), digital terrain models (bald earth) and orthorectified radar imagery-the Intermap Store also offers value-added products and software applications for purchase.
"We at Intermap are excited about the launch of the Intermap Store," remarked Eric DesRoche, vice president of NEXTMap. "This online ordering technology brings us closer to our goal of making geospatial data available to the mainstream public market at an affordable price. A large percentage of our customers were not being reached by the traditional direct and reseller sales channels-the online Intermap Store reaches everyone."
The Intermap Store is an advanced Web mapping application enabling both advanced and novice users to search the Intermap database and dynamically extract Intermap product data based on their own personal area of interest. Different map layers and an array of mapping tools make it simple to pinpoint and select the exact area of interest. Small customer orders will be delivered immediately over the Internet with larger orders being shipped on CD, DVD or hard drive media within days of order placement.
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Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications emerge, especially when used in conjunction with traditional mapping and aerial photography within geographical information systems (GIS). Key application areas include engineering planning, transportation, automotive, navigation, flood risk mapping, irrigation, environmental management and planning, telecommunications network planning, aviation, simulation and 3D visualisation. Internet applications include virtual tours, topographic maps and computer games. The products are also used to add interactive intelligence to airborne and satellite images. Major UK users include the Environment Agency, Norwich Union, and the National Assembly for Wales, the Scottish Executive and the British Geological Survey.
NEXTMap Britain data is sold under license directly through Intermap Technologies, (www.intermap.com) or through its network of distributors:
Marconi Corporation: www.marconi.com
Intermap is building national datasets around the world, called NEXTMap, digitally remapping entire countries to produce highly accurate digital topographic maps (including elevation). Customers purchase Intermap's high-quality, low-cost data to facilitate better decision-making, for numerous commercial, government, military and consumer applications. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 250 people worldwide, with offices in Calgary, Ottawa and Munich. Intermap is publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol IMP.
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