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Integration of elevation data with online energy database

Canada: Spatial Energy and Intermap Technologies announced the integration of NEXTMap high-resolution countrywide elevation data into Spatial on Demand, energy-specific online database. The announcement was made at the 2010 Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Canada.

Spatial on Demand is an enterprise geospatial data hosting application used to store, access, query, and retrieve a company’s corporate geospatial data, as well as other energy-specific datasets. It allows customers to quickly identify the availability of elevation data for a particular area of interest and order it directly from their desktop. The portal streamlines both the ordering and delivery of data.

Bud Pope, Spatial Energy’s president, said, “Our customers fully understand the tremendous value 3D data provides for exploration, transportation, transmission, and other planning activities. It is our goal to streamline the access, provisioning, and management of NEXTMap data from Intermap to accomplish this goal.”

Intermap’s countrywide NEXTMap datasets include uniformly reliable digital surface models (DSMs) that include cultural features (such as vegetation, buildings, and roads), digital terrain models (DTMs) that display the bare earth (with all cultural features digitally removed) and orthorectified radar images (ORIs) corrected to remove normal geometric distortions (grayscale images that accentuate topographic features).

David Cunningham, Intermap’s senior vice president of sales & marketing, said, “With more than 10 million square kilometres of data to choose from, energy companies worldwide will finally be able to quickly provision accurate elevation data to meet their ever growing needs surrounding spatial management and engineering planning.”

Source: Intermap