ESRI Portugal and Intermap Technologies Partner to Provide High-resolution Map Data to Portugal's Geospatial Community

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13 Jul, 2009

DENVER & Munich, Germany: Intermap Technologies today announced that ESRI Portugal, the leading Portuguese geographic information system (GIS) technology provider, has partnered with Intermap to distribute the Company's highly accurate 3D digital elevation models (DEMs), high-resolution orthorectified images, and advanced geospatial solutions to its customers. 

With the completion of NEXTMap Europe, for the first time, uniformly accurate map data is available for the entire country of Portugal, which joins nationwide datasets for 21 countries across Western Europe. "This is a ‘win-win' situation for everyone," said Kevin Thomas, Intermap's vice president of marketing. "Having the most reliable and uniformly accurate elevation data of Portugal available to users of ESRI's superior suite of geospatial software creates a unique user experience across a vast array of markets and industries."

Under the terms of the agreement, Intermap's existing core datasets will be made available to ESRI Portugal customers and solution providers through its headquarters in Lisbon, as well as its extensive partner network. In addition, the agreement calls for the creation of market-specific geospatial solutions optimized for use with ESRI applications.

Acording to Vasco Pinheiro, ESRI Portugal chief executive officer, "Accurate 3D elevation data for GIS applications is crucial in order to supply the best maps to our users and also to offer a broad vision and added value to the market. This is part of our strategy in ESRI Portugal to constantly meet our users' needs and provide them with the best solutions."

About ESRI Portugal

ESRI Portugal — Sistemas e Informaà§à£o Geogrà¡fica, is a private company, founded in 1987, with the firm goal to act as a specialized agent in the development and supply of information systems based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. As a pioneer in the delivery of GIS in Portugal, ESRI Portugal focuses its activity on specific market segments creating the necessary conditions for the establishment of strong relationships with its costumers, based upon the quality of the information provided to users.

ESRI Portugal, official distributor in Portugal, for ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute, market leader in GIS, commercializes applications that process and deliver geographic information, ArcGIS. ESRI implements GIS solutions and provides Consulting, Projects and Systems Integration, Application Development, Support and Training services, along with services for the creation of geographical databases. ESRI Portugal delivery is enhanced with the commercialization of digital cartography, data and georeferenced information. With more than 100 employees, ESRI Portugal works closely with a network of partners throughout Europe.

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 has proactively remapped entire countries and built 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

NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation 

For more information, please contact:

Intermap Technologies
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing 
+1 (303) 708-0955

Adam Denman, Vice President & General Manager, Europe
+49 (0) 89 3090799-19

ESRI Portugal
Sara Ribeiro, Communication, Marketing 
(351) 21 781 6640