Denver,USA, September 25, 2007: Intermap Technologies Corp. announced that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded the Company’s Intermap Federal Services Inc. subsidiary a USD 1.3 million contract to provide imagery and elevation data from Intermap’s comprehensive NEXTMap USA geospatial dataset. The licensed data includes the gulf coast areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
All contract deliverables are in the Company’s NEXTMap data library and will be delivered this month. Included in the high-resolution datasets are digital surface models depicting the earth’s surface (including cultural features such as vegetation, buildings, and roads), digital terrain models displaying the bare earth (with all cultural features digitally removed), and orthorectified radar images (grayscale images that accentuate topographic features). The 1-meter vertically accurate and 5-meter posted digital elevation models (DEMs) will enable a variety of solutions within the agency, including, but not limited to, geographic planning and disaster preparedness during hurricane season.
“NGA was one of three U.S. Government Agencies to make a commitment to purchase the entire NEXTMap USA database,” commented Brian Bullock, president and CEO of Intermap Technologies. “This contract is the fourth purchase under an agreement that features substantial volume price discounts in return for the advance purchase commitment. Thus, the U.S. Government enjoys the benefit of a commercial initiative to re-map the entire U.S. at unprecedented accuracy and uniformity. To date, we have delivered USD 6.1 million worth of multi-client data licenses through our agreement with NGA.”
As part of the Company’s nationwide effort, 47% of the geography across the U.S. has already been collected under the NEXTMap USA program. Collection will be completed in 2008 with final data processing for the entire country completed in 2009. The 7.9 million square kilometer NEXTMap USA dataset will include 320 billion elevation postings, over 5 trillion image pixels.
Intermap Technologies Europe countrywide mapping program
Intermap Technologies Corp. announced at Intergeo 2007 that its NEXTMap Europe program has reached a key milestone with the completion of the entire country of Germany this month. For the first time uniform 3D digital elevation models at 1 meter accuracy on 5 meter posts and orthorectified radar images at 1.25 meter resolution are available for the whole country. Germany joins Great Britain as the second European country that will benefit from such a data set.
“Increasing demand within Germany’s GIS, automotive, and insurance markets encouraged us to proactively initiate a campaign to collect, process, and deliver uniformly accurate and affordable datasets to support a wide range of Germany’s geospatial applications,” said Brian Bullock, Intermap Technologies’ president and chief executive officer, “Not only does this achievement of placing Germany data on-the-shelf for purchase complement our existing suite of Great Britain datasets, but I am also pleased to announce that data for the entire country of France has recently been collected and is expected to be ready for delivery by mid-2008.”