Wednesday, March 26, 2008

GIS with Precision 3D Elevation Data

Intermap Technologies today announced that ESRI, an international geographic information system (GIS) technology company, has agreed to distribute Intermap’s highly accurate 3D digital elevation models and images to its customers.

According to Brian Bullock, Intermap president and CEO, “this is a synergistic relationship for both parties. Combining ease of access to some of the most reliable and uniform digital elevation data with sophisticated GIS applications simplifies the end-user’s experience across a vast array of markets and industries. The complementary nature of a superior suite of geospatial software offered by ESRI, combined with off-the-shelf digital mapping data, is a win-win for everyone.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Intermap’s existing core datasets, including high-resolution digital terrain models, digital surface models, and orthorectified radar images, will be made available to ESRI customers and solution providers. Additional data, based on Intermap’s ongoing NEXTMap® USA countrywide mapping program, will be available incrementally as it is processed.

“Accurate 3D elevation data for GIS applications is vital to addressing the needs of our business and our customers,” states Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. “From telecom engineering to flood risk assessment, Intermap’s comprehensive database of highly reliable geospatial datasets, combined with our software tools, provides an outstanding value for every ESRI customer.”


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