January 10, 2007 – Intermap Technologies Corp. announced they have joined the effort to search for a missing Adam Air Boeing 737-400 that vanished off radar screens in Indonesia on January 1 with 102 people on board. Radio contact was lost during heavy rain while enroute from Surabaya on Java island to Manado on Sulawesi island.
Intermap is a geospatial company with extensive mapping experience throughout Southeast Asia. One of the company’s radar-equipped aircraft was rerouted from a nearby island and is currently flying missions over areas of the island where the jetliner disappeared.
Using IFSAR radar imagery technology, the company can collect and create detailed maps of wide areas of the island through cloud-covered skies and across rugged terrain. After completing the flight missions, Intermap will expedite the processing and analysis of the data.
Since Intermap had previously mapped the entire island of Sulawesi with IFSAR, areas of change can automatically be detected and investigated. If the aircraft is found, rescuers can be dispatched to the area using the highly accurate GPS coordinates pulled from the collected IFSAR imagery.
– About Intermap Technologies
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA, 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.