Company’s NEXTMap Wide Area Map Data Shown to Be Cost-Effective Source for Flood Risk Mapping in Non-Detailed Study Areas
DENVER — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 10, 2009 — Intermap Technologies today announced that its high-resolution NEXTMap 3D elevation models were accepted as a source for updating FEMA flood maps. Acceptance of the data was announced at the recent Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) national conference in Orlando, Florida.
“This is long-awaited recognition of the ability of our NEXTMap elevation data to enable the creation of accurate flood models that can provide timely and cost-effective flood map updates across the country,” said Garth Lawrence, Intermap’s senior vice president, strategic business. “What is truly exciting is the life- and cost-saving potential of our NEXTMap data when used to update FEMA flood risk maps.”
Government agencies and insurance companies worldwide have long used Intermap’s NEXTMap digital elevation models for a wide variety of purposes, including flood modeling, engineering, visualization, environmental planning, and GIS support. The Company’s NEXTMap elevation data has been used in Europe to update flood risk maps for the insurance industry. New flood risk products based on NEXTMap data are currently being used in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland, and are in the final stages of production for France and the Czech Republic.
Mapping data is currently available for more than 56% of the contiguous U.S. as the Company works to complete the final editing and processing of the remainder of the country during the coming months. Data is immediately available from an Intermap representative, online at www.TerrainOnDemand.com, or through a network of certified distribution partners worldwide.
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 proactively maps entire countries and builds 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 employs more than 850 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.Intermap.com or www.TerrainOnDemand.com.
NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation
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