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Intermap to provide 3D data for Microsoft’s Virtual Earth

Denver, USA, 20 February 2007 – Intermap Technologies Corp. has announced an agreement to provide Microsoft Corp. with NEXTMap Britain digital elevation data for use within Microsoft’s Virtual Earth platform.

The agreement enables Microsoft to create and deliver a Live Search Maps product powered by the most current and accurate digital terrain model of Great Britain.

Intermap’s 3D digital terrain model data will serve as the base layer or foundation for the placement and alignment of aerial photography and other geospatial layers. Images are draped over Intermap’s three-dimensional foundation to create a unique and accurate user viewing experience.

The agreement also sets the stage for the future development of applications and solutions that rely on accurate digital elevation models that can serve a multitude of business and consumer needs around the world. These applications would have otherwise been unachievable prior to Intermap’s creation of these 3D data sets.

As part of Intermap’s worldwide proactive data collection efforts, Great Britain is currently in the company’s data library. Additionally, Intermap is now aggressively mapping Europe under their NEXTMap Europe program. The collection of the entire country of Germany is now complete and the remainder of Western Europe is scheduled for completion by the end of 2007. The continental U.S. is being mapped concurrently with the European initiative and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008.

– About Intermap Technologies
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 360 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, and Ottawa. For more information, visit www.Intermap.com.