Intermap Technologies and JBA Consulting Partner to Provide European-wide Flood Risk Mapping Services

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26 May, 2010

Intermap's NEXTMap Europe high-resolution 3D map data to enable JBA flood risk model


DENVER & LONDON - Intermap Technologies, a worldwide 3D digital mapping and geospatial solutions company, and JBA Consulting, a leading European flood risk and environmental management firm, today announced a strategic collaboration to provide detailed flood mapping services for clients across Continental Europe. The provision of Intermap's NEXTMap Europe digital elevation map data, along with the digital elevation models Intermap will produce for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative, will allow JBA's risk management division to conduct accurate, current, and consistent cross-border flood assessments throughout Europe.

Intermap will deliver elevation data to JBA to enable high-accuracy modelling of different types of flood risk, including river, surface water, sea surge, and reservoir failure. The resulting flood risk assessments will be created using JBA's scientifically acclaimed 2D hydraulic modeling JFLOW-GPU software and will enable clients to access an unprecedented quality of flood risk management solutions in Europe.

"The joining of our superior terrain data with JBA's innovative flood modeling software," stated Manfred Krischke, Intermap's vice president of risk management, "is a win-win situation for government entities, the insurance industry, and other customers alike. Being able to accurately assess flood risks across Europe will not only help predict the likelihood of damage to property and the threat to livelihood, it can potentially help guide protection measures that can reduce the terrible impact of catastrophic flooding throughout the region."

"Use of Intermap's NEXTMap dataset gives us the ability to generate flood models that are not compromised by the quality of the underlying digital terrain data," commented Jane Toothill, JBA's head of catastrophe analysis. "This collaboration will allow us to set a new standard for the quality of flood models in Europe and enable our clients to access the information they need to implement improved risk management practice at all scales from single site to multi-national." 

About Intermap Technologies
Intermap is a preeminent digital mapping and geospatial solutions provider that has set the industry standard for 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 Australia, Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Prague, and Washington D.C. 
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NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation. 

About JBA Consulting 
JBA is a leading European specialist in risk and environmental management services, employing over 240 staff in 14 offices.  JBA is known for the provision of quality solutions in its core areas of expertise, environment, engineering, water and risk management.  Its proprietary JFLOW software has been used to develop national scale floodplain mapping solutions in a range of countries worldwide for  river, sea surge and surface water flood events.  In addition to its expertise in flood modelling, JBA can provide solutions for other meteorological and geological perils including extra-tropical windstorm, hurricane, hail, drought, freeze and subsidence.

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

JBA Consulting
Jane Toothill, Head of Catastrophe Analysis  
+44 (0) 7733 228202