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Intermap launches first digital contour map of Britain

Intermap Technologies announced a new digital contour map of Britain providing the most accurate, consistent and up to date, 2 dimensional representation of British landscape ever created. The contours have been computer-generated from a digital terrain map called NEXTMap Britain.

Using advanced airborne radar, the whole of Great Britain has been mapped electronically in 3D. Using a specially equipped Lear jet flying at night, Intermap literally scanned the land to record height above sea level every 5 metres to a level of accuracy never seen before.

The first new nationwide contour map produced for many years, the new map will be of interest to anyone interested in land height, gradients and terrain at any given location. Used in association with maps, contours allow the shape of the terrain to be visualised over large areas without obscuring underlying mapping.