Winter Olympics map contract awarded

Winter Olympics map contract awarded

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The Ottawa office of Intermap Technologies Corporation specializing in 3-D digital maps has been called upon to produce maps for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Intermap Technologies Corporation announced recently it has won a $275,000 contract from Italy’s national mapping agency to map Turin and alpine areas west of the city. The data will be used to support emergency preparedness, infrastructure, security and transportation at the Olympics, which begin in February.

The company acquires data for the maps by flying aircraft equipped with radar-mapping technology over the terrain. In the case of the Turin contract, the data-acquisition work was co-ordinated at the company’s head office in Calgary. The maps will enable emergency-preparedness officials to plan where they can land helicopters in the event of an evacuation.