February 12, 2007 -- Terrapoint Canada announced today the launch of a strategic program to acquire and deliver geomatics information for areas of interest in Western Canada, including major urban centres, the western sedimentary basin, principle watersheds and the tar sands. An industry first, the WestMap project aims at generating a homogenous geoinformation dataset through the large-scale fusion of complementary remote sensing technologies. Terrapoint, the owner of the largest fleet of LiDAR systems in the world, is dedicating part of its vast LiDAR resources to have the information readily available for spring 2007.
Data acquisition for the program will continue over the next three years and involves the acquisition, processing and dissemination of 3-D geomatics information, including high-resolution elevation models and other value-added products. Using LiDAR, radar and imagery, the program will cover over one million square kilometers with standard products designed to meet or exceed the needs of the oil and gas community, as well as other private and public sector clients. The information will be disseminated through a dedicated website with pricing available on a license or subscription-based model. Custom products and services will also be available on a fee-for-service basis.
“We are a company that believes geo-spatial information must be affordable, easily accessible, up-to-date and offer high value to our clients. This vision will be realized with the WestMap program,” James Ferguson, president of Terrapoint Canada said today.
For further information on the WestMap Program: Regional Sales Managers Tamara Ritzel or Marc Beaudry at (403) 735-5026; toll free at 800-231-4969 or
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