DENVER, USA (January 20, 2009): Intermap Technologies announced that digital maps for Italy are commercially available as part of its NEXTMap Europe programme. Uniformly accurate 3D digital elevation models and high-resolution orthorectified radar images are now available for Italy’s 301,318 square kilometers of varying terrain for the first time. Italy joins Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, and most recently France as complete geographies benefitting from Intermap’s elevation models and images. Intermap now offers clients more than 1.5 million square kilometers of European data – representing 62% of the NEXTMap Europe initiative that already includes the above mentioned full country datasets and portions of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
All of the Company’s NEXTMap datasets include uniform digital surface models (1 meter or better vertical accuracy) that depict the earth’s surface (including cultural features such as vegetation, buildings, and roads). These highly reliable datasets also include digital terrain models displaying the bare earth (with all cultural features digitally removed) and orthorectified radar images corrected to remove normal geometric distortions (grayscale and color images that accentuate topographic features).
“This month’s delivery of data for Italy follows closely the addition of France to our NEXTMap data library and demonstrates the incredible progress the Company is making on its NEXTMap Europe initiative. We now have geographic coverage representing over 50% of the population for the entire European Union. In a couple of months, we will have Europe complete and will then direct the bulk of our effort on completing the NEXTMap program in the U.S.,” commented Brian Bullock, Intermap Technologies’ president and chief executive officer.
Data is currently available through the Company’s direct sales team, online via www.TerrainOnDemand.com, or through Intermap’s worldwide partner network.