19 Jul, 2006 DENVER, Colo. (July 19, 2006) Intermap Technologies Corp. (TSX: IMP; AIM: IMAP) has been selected by Apogee Imaging International to provide radar imagery and digital elevation data for areas of Indonesia destroyed by the tsunami in December 2004. The Commonwealth of Australia has awarded the contract through Apogee Imaging International who is the prime contractor on the project. The mapping of the tsunami devastated areas in the Aceh Province and the Nias Island, North Sumatra Province are part of an Australian grant program to support planning and reconstruction activities for the area. Intermap will also provide training and computer equipment to BAKOSURTANAL, the Indonesian national mapping agency to enable greater efficiency in managing the remapping effort.
The earthquake and tsunami created changes in the coastal topography, shifting drainage patterns and landforms, thus making pre-tsunami maps virtually unusable in the rebuilding effort. Intermap's highly accurate digital elevation mapping data will be particularly useful in the recovery and reconstruction phase as the availability of accurate 3D terrain data will allow planners to understand the geographic changes and select sites for reconstruction out of harms way. Intermap's Digital Terrain Model (DTM) will enable new engineering and design standards that can withstand the seismic and flooding forces present in the region. This effort is particularly important for the reconstruction of public buildings, such as schools and hospitals.
"While the disaster in Southeast Asia was unprecedented, and we are unable to change the fate of so many men, women and children, this project will make a difference in minimizing the impact of another such disaster. Intermap has completed numerous projects around the world that have contributed to public safety and welfare, yet the completion of this project could eclipse the positive human impact for any project we completed to date," commented Brian Bullock, Intermap's president and CEO.
Intermap issued a press release on June 12, 2006 to the investment community citing the amount of the contract ($2.5 million) and period of performance (2006).
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap 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 elevation datasets. The company is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, consisting of highly accurate digital topographic 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 Technologies employs more than 250 people worldwide, with offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Munich, and Jakarta. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
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