Tele Atlas Licenses Intermap's High Quality 3D Terrain Model

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9 Nov, 2009

Intermap Technologies' NEXTMap elevation models to enhance digital map displays for automotive in-dash, portable navigation, and local search solutions

Monday, November 9, 2009


DENVER: Intermap Technologies, the foremost worldwide 3D digital mapping company, today announced it has signed an agreement with Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Intermap will furnish uniform 3D elevation data derived from its 5-meter posted NEXTMap countrywide digital map database. 

"We're pleased that our precision elevation data is being used to enhance the display of road networks for a full range of navigation services," said Brian Bullock, Intermap's president and CEO. "Tele Atlas is continuing to demonstrate its leadership in delivering what navigation system users want — the world as it truly is, in 3D. The immediate availability of our uniformly accurate 3D digital maps allows automotive, personal navigation and LBS solutions providers to meet the demands of their customers sooner, rather than later." 

"Tele Atlas is committed to delivering the best visualization product to our customers worldwide," stated Rik Temmink, Tele Atlas' global vice president of product management. "Intermap's NEXTMap digital maps set the baseline standard for true 3D in-dash visualization and are uniquely able to deliver real world views of not only the road network, but the entire surface of the earth. We're excited to work with Intermap's NEXTMap terrain data, which allows us to take navigation to the next level with a visually superior product set." 

"Our first major supply agreement within the automotive industry is a significant accomplishment for the company's automotive division and benefits the industry as a whole," stated Eric DesRoche, senior vice president of automotive for Intermap. "Getting our NEXTMap data into the vehicle is seen as a critical first step to supporting a variety of applications in partnership with Tele Atlas." 

Intermap's NEXTMap data provides a uniform and accurate geospatial base layer, enabling Tele Atlas to easily conflate other visual assets such as building models, roads, and landmarks — resulting in a realistic visualization product that matches the outside world. 

The Company is delivering data assets with a targeted launch into equipped automobiles in late 2010. 

About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO) 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, renewable energy, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets. 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap has offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit, or  

NEXTMap® and AccuTerra® are registered trademarks of Intermap Technologies Corporation. Other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and has offices in 27 countries around the world. Today, Tele Atlas products are developed with the insight of a community of millions of digital map users worldwide, who are adding to the company's unmatched network of sources to track and validate changes in real time, and deliver the best digital maps and dynamic content. For more information, visit or Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V. (AEX: TOM2).


For more information, please contact: 

Intermap Technologies

Richard Mohr, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

(303) 708-0955

Eric DesRoche, Senior Vice President, Automotive

(303) 708-0955

Canada — Financial

Corbet Pala, Investor Relations

E-vestor Communications Inc.

(416) 657-2400 

United States — Financial

Budd Zuckerman, Investor Relations

Genesis Select Corporation

(303) 415-0200

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