Intermap Technologies Corporation has announced that it has received contracts valued at CDN $2,759,000, at present exchange rates, to map the historic Solomon Islands in the South West Pacific Ocean. The contract, with the Commonwealth of Australia, is for the provision of terrain elevation and imagery data for the Solomon Islands, which includes Guadalcanal Island, the site of many World War Two battles. Intermap will be using its proprietary mapping technology to see through the clouds in these difficult to map areas.
Intermap has deployed its proprietary IFSAR technology to the Solomon’s. The terrain elevation mapping and image products will support new 1:50,000 scale mapping of the Islands as well as the creation of other map based products. Intermap began this work in its fourth quarter with final data delivery scheduled for late 2003.
“The Solomon Islands mapping project is a continuation of work started with the mapping of the Island Nation of Vanuatu” said John Douglas, Managing Director, Apogee Imaging International, Intermap’s regional representative. “These new maps will be a great benefit to ocean and air navigation as well as for planning and resource management. Intermap’s technology was a logical choice to map these sometimes difficult to access islands.”
Intermap has also received additional tasking on a contract announced October 21, 2002. The tasking, valued at CDN $2,853,194 brings the total award on this contract to $4,966,342. If all options are exercised on this contract, the total task orders will be CDN $13,774,364.
“These sales bring our total of announced sales in 2002 to CDN $42,789,205 which is 78% higher than our previous record achieved in 2001” said Brian Bullock, Intermap’s President and CEO. “The tremendous job done by our Sales Team has positioned the Company for a strong 2003.”