Magellan GPS Users Can Now Access the Most Comprehensive Outdoor Information Available
Monday, February 4, 2008
DENVER and LAS VEGAS: Magellan announced the market availability of AccuTerra™ outdoor map content from Intermap Technologies™ this weekend at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas. Beginning in April, Magellan customers can download the most comprehensive recreational content — including clear markings for public and private property -- for the new line of Magellan Triton™ GPS devices as well as its eXplorist® line of handheld GPS devices. Triton and eXplorist customers can acquire digital terrain data, off-road and recreation-related roads, trails, and points-of-interest for most recreation areas in the United States. AccuTerra provides map content for the lower 48 states plus Hawaii and will be available for purchase directly from the Magellan web site.
“We are pleased that Magellan has chosen to complement its Triton product line with the nation's best recreational map content for GPS devices,” commented Eric DesRoche, senior vice president of consumer electronics for Intermap Technologies. “AccuTerra is also compatible with Magellan's eXplorist products that support map data. These accurate and detailed maps will greatly enhance the user experience for hundreds of thousands of Magellan handheld customers.”
Intermap is creating consumer mapping products using Magellan's Solution Developer Kit (MSDKTM) MapCreatorTM software. MSDK is a 3rd party development toolkit that enables licensees to develop world class mapping products and software enhancement to enhance Magellan's GPS product line offerings. MSDK-derived content products are compatible with both GPS devices and VantagePointTM desktop software.
AccuTerra data includes elevation information, clearly identified and classified trails, paths and roads, outdoor-specific points of interest such as campgrounds, service facilities, and landmarks; and a land-use display that depicts the location of public and private property
“Intermap's new recreational data sets are an excellent addition to our leading line of GPS solutions, providing us with a tremendous opportunity to offer our customers a differentiated and superior line of products ,” said Christian Bubenheim, vice president of product marketing for Magellan. “Our customers can now transform their recreational experience with the most feature-rich map data available on the market today — all in one powerful device.”
AccuTerra data for the United States will be available in April, 2008 via download at:http://www.magellangps.com/ProductFinder/map_finder.asp. Magellan devices supporting the AccuTerra products are the Triton 400, 500, 1500, 2000 units, and the eXplorist 400, 500, 600, and XL units.
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) is creating uniform 3D digital models of the earth's surface and building a library of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building uniform national databases, called NEXTMap®. Demand for NEXTMap® data is growing as new commercial applications emerge within the GIS, engineering, automotive, personal navigation device, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, hydrology, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 600 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, and Prague. For more information, visitwww.intermap.com.
Magellan allows people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer and business-to-business markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate® series portable car navigation systems, Maestro™, CrossoverGPS™, the Magellan Triton outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz®NeverLost® car navigation system and ProMark™, the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market. Magellan is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.
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