Intermap Technologies and G-VR Develop Models for Engineering and 3D Visualization Applications

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7 Jul, 2008

DENVER: Intermap Technologies Corp. today announced an exclusive agreement with G-VR Limited, a London-based producer of three-dimensional digital models, to produce optimized triangulated irregular network (TIN) models created from Intermap's digital terrain elevation data. 

Optimized TIN models (OTMs) are used by engineering firms working with a wide range of computer-aided design applications, including landscape modeling, engineering and design, architectural visualization, and computer gaming. Intermap's OTMs are immediately available off-the-shelf for Great Britain and can be created from any of the Company's digital terrain elevation data. 

“Because of the long list of applications enabled by OTMs, G-VR is excited to partner with Intermap to provide these datasets,” said Simon Gardiner, managing director at G-VR. “Our long history in 3D visualization has provided us with a solid foundation in the industry, and we look forward to helping companies and organizations truly take maximum advantage of the many ways in which 3D data can be applied.”

OTMs can be combined with other geospatial layers and imagery data to create powerful and useful 3D visualizations. For instance, a landscape modeling application can use an OTM to provide the shape of particular landforms prior to development. The complete 3D visualization will show viewers how potential structures will look and interact with the landform.

“Intermap is very pleased to make available its high-resolution data collected as part of the Company's NEXTMap® program,” said Kevin Thomas, vice president of marketing for Intermap Technologies. “The large and ever-growing number of diverse applications that can take advantage of this type of product is further proof of the utility that comes from accurate elevation data: from architecture and engineering to computer gaming, there's virtually no limit to how optimized TIN models can be used.” 

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  

NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation

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Intermap Technologies

Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing


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