30 Nov, 2005 Denver, Colorado (November 30, 2005): Intermap Technologies Corp. (IMP:TSX) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Intermap Technologies GmbH has received a new contract for its digital topographic mapping data totaling approximately US$235,000.
Intermap, in conjunction with Air Data S.r.l. of Padua, Italy, reports that the two companies have received a contract to map 5,600 square kilometers of Regione Piemonte for the Istituto Geografico Militare (IGMI), the national mapping agency of Italy based in Firenze (Florence). This project marks the initial step in Intermap's efforts to eventually map all of Italy. IGMI will use the data to validate Intermap's IFSAR mapping technology as a leading option to create a national digital terrain model (DTM) of the country. In addition, the data, which includes the city of Turin and the alpine areas to the west of Turin, will be used to support infrastructure and security operations at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
"This contract is significant for both Intermap and Air Data as it will further expand our NEXTMap Europe program, which will eventually create the first homogeneous digital terrain model of the European continent," commented Brian Bullock, Intermap's president and chief executive officer. "Additional data will be collected in Europe in 2006, accelerating opportunities for the use of NEXTMap data in various governmental and commercial mapping and GIS applications."
"Cooperation with Intermap represents a significant step forward in our company's strategy of developing a new set of value-added products based on NEXTMap elevation models. These new products will be offered to the national market using a lower cost approach than would otherwise be possible resulting partially from the affordable end user license agreement policy of Intermap," stated Mauro Mason, president of Air Data.
Brigadier General Carlo Colella, Deputy Commander of IGMI stated, "The Istituto Geografico Militare Italiano is dedicated to investigating emerging mapping technologies that will increase the value and efficiency of the geospatial products and services offered to our customers. IGMI considers a successful IFSAR pilot project with Intermap and Air Data to be of strategic value to the national mapping infrastructure of Italy, particularly with the increasing demand for three-dimensional mapping and visualization."
IGMI is the national mapping agency of Italy. Further information can be found at www.igmi.org.
About Air Data
Air Data is a mapping company, based in Padova, northern Italy, active in the fields of aerial survey, digital photogrammetry and orthophoto production. The company has recently focused on high-detail, small-scale mapping to meet the needs of urban planners, engineering and transportation companies and decision makers. For more information, visit http://airdata-it.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 TSX under the symbol IMP. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
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