The Company’s Elevation Shaded Image Product Provides Reliable and Aesthetically Pleasing Visualizations of Topographical Information at an Extraordinarily High Degree of Accuracy
DENVER & KARLSRUHE, Germany — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 22, 2009 — Intermap Technologies today announced at INTERGEO 2009 the release of the Company’s new elevation shaded image (ESI) product for Germany. Intermap has partnered with GeoContent GmbH, a leading provider in Germany of aerial photography and geospatial information, to create the high-resolution ESI product.
The ESI product for Germany combines the characteristics of GeoContent’s optical images with the high-resolution shaded relief of Intermap’s NEXTMap digital elevation data. The result is a topographic visualization that cannot be attained with images or shaded relief maps alone – ideal for manufacturers of personal navigation devices, in-dash navigation systems, and other applications benefiting from advanced visualization images.
“Users of navigation devices and systems employing our ESI product will be able to identify their current location and how to get to their desired destination much more quickly, reliably, and intuitively than with traditional maps or shaded relief products,” said Tony Brown, vice president of data products for Intermap Technologies. “The 1-meter vertical accuracy of our underlying NEXTMap elevation data enables an extraordinary experience – whether it’s a hike in the Bavarian Alps or a drive on the Autobahn – that can’t be duplicated with less-precise map data.”
While production of the ESI product will be driven by market need, ESIs will ultimately be created for every NEXTMap coverage area, including all of Western Europe and the United States.
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 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, 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 875 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit www.intermap.com.
NEXTMap® and AccuTerra® are registered trademarks of Intermap Technologies Corporation
About GeoContent GmbH
GeoContent is an Intermap business partner dedicated to providing high-level data for any business needing spatial information. For this purpose, GeoContent initiated the project "Digital Germany." The project's main objective is to set up a homogeneous and accurate geospatial dataset for the whole area of Germany. GeoContent also acts as a consultant for its customers by providing value-added services and customized systems solutions in the fields of spatial information systems. For more information, visit http://www.geocontent.de/.