28 Sep, 2005 Denver, Colorado (September 28, 2005): Intermap Technologies Inc. (IMP-TSX) today announced a new contract for its digital topographic mapping data totaling approximately US$340,000.
Intermap, in conjunction with The Sanborn Mapping Company reported that it has received a contract to map eight of the Hawaiian Islands for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The islands to be mapped include Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai, Nihau, Lania and Kahoolawe with the window for data collection commencing immediately with all data to be collected by May 2006. In addition to providing terrain data and radar imagery to NOAA, the data will also be licensed to all state and local agencies within the state of Hawaii.
"The constant haze and cloudy conditions covering the islands makes Intermap's STAR technology an optimal solution for this mapping project," explained Michael Bullock, Intermap's vice president of sales and marketing. "We have the ability to not only map an area and produce high-resolution elevation models, but our technology is uniquely suited to mapping areas like Hawaii because we have the ability to acquire data through clouds and in adverse weather conditions."
Over the last year, Intermap has sold coastal data of the continental United States, providing NEXTMap USA imagery and elevation map data for regions in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. The sales have been part of a planned multi-year purchase program that is anticipated to include selling NEXTMap coastal data for the entire continental United States.
Mr. Bullock added, "We can provide highly accurate coastal data for large regions of the country at an affordable price. It is our NEXTMap USA program that makes it all work. This is one of the largest coastal mapping programs ever conducted in the United States, and it provides valuable data to help manage and protect the nation's coastlines."
With a rich tradition of mapping dating back to 1866, Sanborn offers end-to-end spatial solutions to GIS and photogrammetric mapping customers. The company's combined product and service offerings include consulting, off-the-shelf products, analog, digital and LiDAR data acquisition, photogrammetric mapping, geospatial solutions, remote sensing solutions and data conversion. Sanborn offers product solutions for government and commercial customers. A nationally recognized company, Sanborn has multiple offices within the United States. For more information, visit www.sanborn.com.
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 Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IMP. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
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