DENVER: Intermap Technologies, Corp. (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) and GeoContent GmbH have agreed to provide a bundled solution that meets the geospatial needs of dozens of applications and markets in Germany. The partnership, focused on complementing high-resolution aerial imagery with the most accurate and uniform 3D geometric datasets available of Germany, will pave the way for greater accessibility and savings in German geospatial markets.
GeoContent (www.geocontent.de) is Germany's only provider of quality aerial imagery covering the entire country. The imagery, branded “Digitale Luftbildkarte,” or “DLK®,” is fully geo-referenced, color balanced, and mosaicked. All of the imagery was collected at nominal 50-centimeter resolution since 2000, thus ensuring a current, highly accurate product. Updates are ongoing since 2005, with a 200-city, 10-20-centimeter resolution mapping program.
"By partnering with Intermap, our customers can now quickly and affordably procure high-quality elevation data collected as part of Intermap's ongoing NEXTMap® Europe program. The Germany elevation data, with a 5-meter posting and vertical accuracy at one meter or better, was collected late last year and is ideally suited for advanced GIS applications that cut across a wide variety of disciplines,” said Matthias Bachman, Sales Director of GeoContent. "Intermap is leading the way by collecting highly accurate entire-county datasets in Europe. We are proud to be offering these high resolution datasets as an option to our current customers."
Intermap's data, including digital terrain models, digital surface models, and orthorectified radar imagery, is available through GeoContent's sales and distribution channels. This complete, seamless dataset of Germany includes a 20-kilometer buffer around the country's border. Under the terms of the agreement, Intermap will bundle and promote GeoContent's DLK® imagery to their customers and clients in the burgeoning German geospatial market.
"We are excited to be working with GeoContent to offer a complete solution of high-quality color imagery combined with the most current, accurate, and uniform 3D elevation data available for Germany,” said John Weeber, Intermap's Director of Business Development. “Our combined datasets are complementary and geo-referenced. The result is GeoContent's orthorectified color aerial imagery with a better than 2-meter horizontal accuracy. The imagery perfectly overlays roads, rivers, lakes, and other geographic features upon Intermap's orthorectified radar imagery and digital surface models. This paring is essential for numerous GIS, mapping, 3D visualization, telecommunications, forestry, agriculture, and engineering applications.
“Customers in Germany can now benefit from a bundled, complementary suite of geospatial products offered at a significant discount when compared to obtaining each dataset separately,” Weeber continued. "This partnership will enable customers who have historically used outdated geospatial data to easily obtain a complete solution that is current, accurate, and affordable.”
About GeoContent GmbH
GeoContent provides a complete set of high quality Digital Aerial Maps to the industry based on an archive of color orthorectified imagery covering all of Germany. An "off the shelf" archive of Digital Aerial Maps (DLK®) is available to feed every mapping, GIS or geo-marketing system with base map information. This complete set of digital color orthorectified imagery can be combined with addressable geo-coded objects for the complete number of approximately 20 million buildings in Germany.
Dr. Matthias Bachmann, Sales Director
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 400 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, and Prague. For more information, visitwww.intermap.com.
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing