ZURICH & DENVER—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 18, 2007— ViewTec AG, headquartered in Switzerland, and Intermap Technologies Corp. (TSX: IMP.TO) (AIM: IMAP.L), headquartered in the United States, have entered a strategic business partnership to provide TerrainView-Globe(TM) 3D with premium elevation models, based on Intermap's highly reliable geospatial core products and ViewTec's state-of-the-art visualization, exploration, and simulation software.
"Intermap Technologies is a world leader in the development of
high-resolution digital surface and digital terrain models, and
orthorectified radar images," says Dr. Michael Beck, president and CEO
of ViewTec AG. "This partnership is particularly significant since
accurate terrain is the key to developing our high-quality premium
elevation models as the foundation for existing and emerging 3D
visualization applications. Being able to provide premium elevation
models, together with TerrainView-Globe will allow us to meet the
increasing demand in the field of 3D VIZ/SIM for high definition and
high-quality base data."
"As technology advances and users demand a higher quality and more
realistic virtual experience, ViewTec is already ahead of the curve in
delivering a top-notch product," said John Weeber, Intermap's director
of business partner development. "Providing our height data as the
accurate foundation layer for visualization is only one of many uses
where we are enabling partners around the world to build solutions to
drive geospatial applications that solve real-world needs."
Under the terms of this agreement, ViewTec and Intermap will
market the premium elevation models bundled with TerrainView-Globe(TM)
to the 3D visualization, exploration, and simulation community.
Premium elevation models will be available on-demand, together with
TerrainView-Globe(TM), on a local, regional, and national level, to
enable the building of high-definition 3D models for 17 European
countries and the United States.
ViewTec is a privately owned company, headquartered in Zurich,
Switzerland, and founded in 1998. ViewTec is the world leader of 3D
software development for realistic scene modeling, interactive 3D
visualization, exploration and simulation. ViewTec's
TerrainView-Globe(TM) software is used worldwide by governments,
defense and privately owned organizations. Commitment to quality,
profound and strong software development skills build the basis for
innovative and excellent products and services. Further information is
available at www.viewtec.ch.
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap enables customers to facilitate better decision-making
and create applications for numerous commercial, governmental,
military, and consumer products through the purchase of high-quality
and affordable elevation datasets. The Company is proactively
remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national
databases, called NEXTMap(R), consisting of highly accurate digital
topographic maps that include elevation data.
Demand for NEXTMap(R) data is growing as new commercial
applications are emerging, including geographical information systems
(GIS), engineering planning, transportation, automotive, navigation,
flood, irrigation, environmental management and planning,
telecommunications/ wireless network planning, aviation, simulation,
and 3D visualization. Internet applications include virtual tours,
topographic maps and computer games. Datasets are also used to add
interactive intelligence to airborne and satellite imagery.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 425
people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit,
Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, and Prague. For more information,
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