Intermap Technologies Signs Agreement with GIOVE to Deliver Portable Navigation Image and Elevation Data for Germany

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16 Jul, 2009

The Company's NEXTMap elevation shaded image (ESI) products bring 3D-like imagery to 2D devices

Thursday, July 16, 2009


DENVER:  Intermap Technologies today announced an agreement with GIOVE Srl, a company headquartered in Italy that specializes in infomobility software, to supply the Company's new line of elevation shaded image (ESI) products and AccuTerra Europe contour data to GIOVE in support of their MyNav portable navigation device.

Intermap's elevation shaded image (ESI) combines high-resolution optical images with the high-resolution texture of the Company's NEXTMap digital elevation data, which provides the recreational user with the best visualization available for topography and actual terrain features. The ESI also enhances the user experience by helping them to quickly identify landscape characteristics at a glance. Intermap will initially supply ESI products for Germany, which will be integrated into MyNav with GIOVE's extensive routable trail network in recreation areas throughout the country.

GIOVE customers can purchase feature-rich ESI in region-specific bundles starting with Germany, with GIOVE's comprehensive routable trail data and points-of-interest draped over the 3D-like foundational image. The new data bundles are compatible with the MyNav GPS devices, thus giving users a completely new outdoor GPS experience.

"This partnership with GIOVE will provide their customers the benefit of this fundamental shift in the GPS content market," stated Michael E. Bullock, Intermap's vice president of consumer electronics. "Intermap's AccuTerra Europe contour data, based on our NEXTMap digital mapping program for all of Western Europe, combined with the introduction of our ESI products, will greatly enhance the outdoor recreation experience."

"To take up the challenge of its important market of outdoor-assisted navigation, GIOVE identified Intermap as the right partner to improve and highlight MyNav's unique outdoor navigation engine by combining the Intermap high-quality ESI with the GIOVE "turn by turn" outdoor network", declared Adriano Scardellato, GIOVE C.E.O.. "Germany is only the first step; we believe Intermap and GIOVE have laid a stone of a lasting worldwide partnership."

The ESI product will be displayed at GIOVE's booth (Hall A1, booth 209) at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany (July 16-19). 

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, GPS maps, 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 850 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit or

NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation

About GIOVE 
GIOVE belongs to Gruppo Elda Ingegneria, operating since 1992 in the Telematics Technology field. The company customizes and distributes road data bases for vehicle navigation systems in collaboration with NAVTEQ, a world leader in this field. Thanks to its capabilities, know-how, and completeness of its unique database, GIOVE specializes in customized digital maps for outdoor applications and developed its proprietary navigation software: MyNav.

MyNav® is a registered trademark of GIOVE Srl

For more information, please contact:

Intermap Technologies
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing 
(303) 708-0955

Bedin Isabella, Marketing