Intermap Technologies has announced a US $635,850 contract with prime contractor AERO-METRIC Inc., of Sheboygan, Wisconsin to collect 6,138 square miles (15,898 square kilometers) of STAR-3i IFSAR data over 6 counties in Texas under a contract with the U.S. Geological Survey. The final customer for the work will be the U.S. Census Bureau. From the radar based imagery data, Intermap will provide digital map files showing roads, railways, pipelines, transmission lines, and rivers and streams.
“We had previously completed a pilot project for the US Census Bureau where we showed that with our basic STAR-3i image and some ancillary data, we could capture and accurately position 97% of all the buildings and roads in a county.” said Brian Bullock President and CEO of Intermap. “Since that study, we have up-graded our technology to provide a higher resolution and more accurate image. Under this new contract, our goal is to collect all features at the +99% level and correctly position the feature to a 10 foot (3m) accuracy.”