Intermap Technologies and ESRI Enhance GIS with Precision 3D Elevation Data

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25 Mar, 2008

Expanded relationship allows ESRI to distribute Intermap's 3D digital elevation data, making it easier to build accurate geospatial solutions with ESRI software

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

DENVER: Intermap Technologies today announced that ESRI, an international geographic information system (GIS) technology company, has agreed to distribute Intermap's highly accurate 3D digital elevation models and images to its customers.  

According to Brian Bullock, Intermap president and CEO, “this is a synergistic relationship for both parties. Combining ease of access to some of the most reliable and uniform digital elevation data with sophisticated GIS applications simplifies the end-user's experience across a vast array of markets and industries.  The complementary nature of a superior suite of geospatial software offered by ESRI, combined with off-the-shelf digital mapping data, is a win-win for everyone.” 

Under the terms of the agreement, Intermap's existing core datasets, including high-resolution digital terrain models, digital surface models, and orthorectified radar images, will be made available to ESRI customers and solution providers. Additional data, based on Intermap's ongoing NEXTMap® USA countrywide mapping program, will be available incrementally as it is processed.

“Accurate 3D elevation data for GIS applications is vital to addressing the needs of our business and our customers,” states Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. “From telecom engineering to flood risk assessment, Intermap's comprehensive database of highly reliable geospatial datasets, combined with our software tools, provides an outstanding value for every ESRI customer.”

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit

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About Intermap Technologies

Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) is a preeminent digital mapping company creating uniform high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth's surface. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building uniform national databases, called NEXTMap®, consisting of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy.