Citing Rising Demand for 3-D Maps, Firm Adds Plane
In an effort to keep pace with demand for its 3-D elevation maps, Intermap Technologies Corp. announced the acquisition of a fifth plane equipped with its Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar airborne data collection system. The firm is currently preparing highly-accurate 3D digital elevation maps of the entire United States for its NEXTMap® program. So far, Intermap has completed maps of California, Florida, Hawaii, and Mississippi. The firm plans to have the entire U.S. mapped by the end of 2008.
The new plane will operate in the United States and is capable of collecting approximately 1,600,000 sq. km. (618,000 sq. mi.) of 3D digital elevation data per year. Intermap says that demand for NEXTMap® data is growing. The firm cites a variety of uses, such as geographical information systems (GIS), engineering planning, transportation, automotive, navigation, and others as the primary as the main drivers of the increased demand.
Based in Denver, Intermap employs more than 360 people among its six offices worldwide.