New Content to Transform GPS for Off-Road and Recreational Enthusiasts by Offering Enhanced Maps, More Layers than Any Other Data Set On the Market
Santa Clara, Calif. and DENVER (July 14, 2008) - Magellan, one of the fastest growing GPS brands, and Intermap Technologies™, a leading provider of digital maps, today announced the first commercial availability of AccuTerra™ maps for Magellan Triton and eXplorist® handheld GPS, providing outdoor enthusiasts with advanced topographic maps and off-road points of interest.
"We are pleased that Magellan has chosen to complement its product lines with the nation's best recreational map content for GPS devices," said Eric DesRoche, senior vice president of automotive and consumer electronics for Intermap. "The augmentation of Magellan's leading handheld GPS products with our AccuTerra GPS maps enhances the user's experience and expands the possibilities afforded to recreational enthusiasts who use GPS devices to master the great outdoors."
Magellan customers now have access to digital terrain data, off-road and recreation-related roads, trails, and points-of-interest such as campgrounds, service facilities, and landmarks. Additionally, customers can benefit from a land-management data layer that displays the location of public lands (national forest, wilderness areas, state parks, etc.) and private property for most recreation areas in the United States. Customers can now download maps for the lower 48 states and Hawaii from the Magellan website for use during the summer recreation season.
"Magellan is committed to providing our customers the broadest choice of quality maps and advanced content by partnering with the best-in-class content creators," said Christian Bubenheim, vice president of product marketing for Magellan. "When our customers use AccuTerra on their Magellan GPS devices, they aren't just getting a map, they are getting access to every surrounding detail - all in one powerful device."
AccuTerra maps are available via download at http://magellangps.com. Magellan devices supporting the AccuTerra products are the Triton 400, 500, 1500, and 2000 units, and the eXplorist 400, 500, 600, and XL units.
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 is proactively remapping entire countries and building 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, personal navigation device, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, hydrology, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets.
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Intermap employs more than 670 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.Intermap.com or go to www.accuterra.com for additional AccuTerra product information.
Magellan allows people to travel, work, and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer and business-to-business markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate® series portable car navigation systems, Maestro™, CrossoverGPS™, the Magellan Triton™ outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz NeverLost car navigation system, and ProMark™, the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market. Magellan is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.
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