Intermap Launches AccuTerra Version 3.1 of Popular GPS App for iPhone

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16 Dec, 2009

More features added, including urban mapping data and sidebar navigation for one-touch access to key map functions

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


DENVER: Intermap Technologies, the foremost worldwide 3D digital mapping company, today announced the latest version of its AccuTerra application for the iPhone is immediately available for download on Apple's iTunes App Store. The upgraded base application is currently free and includes the first detailed map download from the AccuTerra map store. 

New features in version 3.1:

  • Improved "In-App" shopping allowing users to easily purchase 247 high-definition maps, including 167 recreation areas, 23 state parks, and 57 national parks that are also downloadable onto the iPhone
  • Access to purchase 77 detailed state maps that are easily downloadable onto the iPhone
  • Google Maps access for urban on-road data
  • Simple toggle button to switch between Google content and AccuTerra off-road maps

"The addition of Google Maps access is extremely helpful for AccuTerra users who conduct excursions straddling the boundaries between urban settings and the backcountry, where AccuTerra's off road map coverage is second to none. With the addition of new mapping data, AccuTerra now provides more than 5.5 million square miles of wide-area coverage and more than 745,000 square miles of high-definition, super zoom backcountry and trail maps," said Michael Bullock, vice president, Intermap Consumer Electronics. "AccuTerra continues to establish itself as the de facto standard on the iPhone for backcountry mapping, even as it begins to broaden its reach into the urban setting by providing on-road data and map imagery."

The AccuTerra application now provides quick, one-touch access to all the major mapping functions within the application, such as recording treks, creating waypoints, accessing options, and toggling between different map views. 

In addition, the AccuTerra application fully leverages the In-App purchase functionality of iPhone OS 3.1 to allow users to purchase additional map content on the fly. Further enhancing navigation is the added ability to shop for maps by state, helping users quickly locate relevant map data. The app uses Wi-Fi connectivity to load highly detailed map content directly on the device and takes advantage of the iPhone's GPS capabilities to allow outdoor enthusiasts to use the application anywhere — even when there is no network coverage available.

The base AccuTerra application, plus the first detailed map download, is currently free. Additional map bundles range from $0.99 to $4.99 and can be purchased directly from the iPhone.

AccuTerra is available from the App Store in the navigation category and can be found at  

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.


Kevin Thomas

Vice President, Marketing         
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