8 Feb, 2007 DENVER: Intermap Technologies Corp. (IMP:TSX, AIM: IMAP) today announced the launch of a second Learjet 36 aircraft, the Company's fifth plane equipped with their proprietary industry-leading IFSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) airborne data collection system. Its first flight and successful collection of geospatial radar imagery commenced in the Rocky Mountains while en route to Denver, Colorado.
The new aircraft will continue operating in the United States and is capable of collecting approximately 1,600,000 sq. km. (618,000 sq. mi.) of highly-accurate 3D digital elevation data per year. This platform joins a technically-sophisticated fleet of four other craft that are proactively collecting country-wide data throughout the United States and Europe as part of Intermap's accelerated NEXTMap® initiative. The added capacity also enables the Company to support its growing list of fee-for-service projects around the world.
“The IFSAR infrastructure of this aircraft was operational in record time — a credit to the unrivaled technical expertise of our engineering team,” stated Mark Frank, Intermap's vice president of acquisition operations & engineering. “The unwavering commitment to excellence of our engineering team continues to strengthen our leadership position within the industry, while positioning us to quickly and affordably meet diverse market demand.”
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 3D geometric datasets. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap®, consisting of highly accurate digital geometric 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 employs more than 360 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, and Ottawa. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing