Colorado, USA, 28 August 2006: Intermap Technologies Corp. announced on August 28 that it has been awarded a US$ 2.6 million contract for collection of elevation data and radar imagery on behalf of Sinar Mas Forestry, a major pulpwood farm operator in Asia.
Sinar Mas Forestry is the exclusive wood fiber supplier for Asia Pulp & Paper — Sinar Mas Pulp & Paper Products (APP). The use of Intermap’s elevation data and high-resolution radar imagery will enable Sinar Mas Forestry to manage its pulpwood resource more efficiently. Intermap Technologies will collect and deliver the data in 2006.
Intermap will use its proprietary Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) technology to map diverse geography throughout the areas of interest. The data will enable the creation of a 3D model of the region’s surface to create highly accurate maps and geospatial models for planning purposes.
“Sinar Mas Forestry is the first player in forestry and pulpwood farm industry in the world to use this state-of-the-art mapping technology,” said Brian Bullock, president and CEO of Intermap Technologies.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap enables customers to facilitate 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, consisting of highly accurate digital topographic maps that include elevation data.