DENVER, USA: Intermap Technologies announced that it has completed data collection as part of its NEXTMap USA 3D mapping programme. It is claimed to be a first company-funded initiative to map 3.1 million square miles (more than 8 million km2) of the entire contiguous U.S. and Hawaii, which was completed March 16, 2009.
NEXTMap USA will ultimately generate an elevation for the nation dataset at accuracy and detail that includes 3D digital terrain models, digital surface models, contours, 3D road centerline geometries, and other high-resolution geospatial products as part of the Company’s proactive mapping program.
It is said that numerous GIS and geospatial markets have already benefitted from map data previously processed and edited as part of the NEXTMap USA programme. Statewide and partial wide area datasets are currently enabling commercial and government agencies in the fields of environmental management, carbon emission reduction and fuel efficiency improvement, engineering planning, renewable energy, and more.
Intermap will continue its ongoing processing and editing of NEXTMap USA to produce geospatial datasets that will be 100% commercially available in early 2010. More than 48% of the NEXTMap USA data is currently available for immediate purchase. The data collection of the Company’s NEXTMap Europe programme was completed in May 2008 and all of the data, as yet unprocessed, will be on the shelf and available for purchase by the end of next month.