Tuesday, August 7, 2007
DENVER - Intermap Technologies Corp. has been awarded top honors in the Photogrammetry / Elevation Data Generation category at the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony, held on July 16 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
Intermap's "Torino 2006 IFSAR Mapping Project" was conducted on behalf of the Italian mapping agency Istituto Geografico Militare (IGM) using the Company's proprietary Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) digital mapping technology. The project covered 5,600 square kilometers of northwestern Italy's most varied terrain, including the three most challenging environments to model: high alpine, lowland floodplain, and urban. The extreme differences in elevation — from mountain areas in the Alps to deeply incised river valleys — provided a serious test of the integrity of the radar processing systems. The acquisition geometry stressed the algorithms beyond their normal application, and the processing workflow proved to be extremely complex.
According to panel chairman, Don Evick, "The judges were very impressed with the high quality and diversity of the submissions, and the breath and depth of the expertise of the firms. All of the projects exhibited very effective and innovative use of the most state-of-the art mapping technologies to solve important real-world problems. Many of the projects had to overcome significant logistical and scheduling challenges. The projects not only provided reliable and detailed engineering data, but had substantial economic, social, environmental, and/or political benefits as well. And, all of the projects resulted in a high level of customer satisfaction.
"In particular,” continued Evick, “Intermap's Torino 2006 Mapping Project demonstrated an innovative use of their proprietary radar mapping technology to exceed customer demands, while addressing some of the most challenging and complex project requirements imaginable."
“The fact that our reliable radar mapping technology exceeded the expectations of our customer, while collecting elevation data for the most diverse and extreme conditions imaginable is testimony to both the uniformity and accuracy of our IFSAR data collection and processing methodology,” states Garth Lawrence, senior vice president of operations for Intermap. “Additionally it is a true honor that five well-respected names in the geospatial community also determined this to be so.”
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) 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 500 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, and Prague. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
Formed in 1982 and currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of the association, MAPPS has expanded in size and scope to become the only national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the spatial data and geographic information system field in the United States. Current MAPPS memberships spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, hydrography, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Members, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. For more information on MAPPS, please visit www.MAPPS.org.
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing
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