$6.8 Million Purchase Completes NGA's License for the 3D Digital Elevation Mapping Data
DENVER (May 28, 2008): Intermap Technologies Corp. today announced that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded the Company's Intermap Federal Services Inc. subsidiary a $6.8 million delivery order that completes the purchase of licensed imagery and elevation data from Intermap's NEXTMapà’ USA geospatial dataset.
The delivery order is the sixth purchase of NEXTMap data from Intermap for the combined purchase of approximately 8 million square kilometers of data or 3.1 million square miles of the contiguous United States and Hawaii. The Company has been supplying NGA with data since the program's inception in 2005.
The order of high-resolution datasets includes digital surface models depicting the earth's surface (including cultural features such as vegetation, buildings, and roads), digital terrain models displaying the bare earth (with all cultural features except roads digitally removed), and orthorectified radar images (grayscale images that accentuate topographic features). The elevation data (DEM) which is accurate to 1-meter vertically and posted every 5 meters will enable a variety of solutions for, simulation and training on military bases, environmental and geographic planning to mitigate the impact of military activities, and disaster preparedness.
“The completion of NGA's purchase of the NEXTMap USA data permits the Department of Defense to have full access to our nationwide mapping data,” commented Brian Bullock, president and CEO of Intermap Technologies. “We set out to remap the contiguous 48 states and Hawaii, and we're pleased that government agencies such as the NGA continue to take advantage of this type of commercial endeavor. The relationship is proof of the positive results that can be generated between the public and private sector.”
As part of Intermap's nationwide effort, 65 percent of the contiguous United States has already been collected under the NEXTMap USA program. Data collection is expected to be complete in 2008, with final data processing for the entire country planned to be complete by the end of 2009. The nearly 8-million-square-kilometer NEXTMap USA dataset will include 320 billion elevation postings, and over 5 trillion image pixels creating a national map that is unprecedented at this level of detail and accuracy.
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. 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 670 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.Intermap.com.
NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation
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