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
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 www.Intermap.com or www.AccuTerra.com.
NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation
MyNav® is a registered trademark of GIOVE Srl
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