Valtus partners with Intermap Technologies to provide streaming digital surface models as shaded-relief images

Calgary, Alberta  February 17, 2011 -- Valtus Imagery Services, a division of North West Geomatics Ltd. and Intermap Technologies, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a partnership whereby the NEXTMap USA digital surface model (DSM) delivered via web services as a shaded-relief image will be made available through the Valtus distribution and delivery channel.

This product will be accessible through Valtus’ Views: Spatial Data Access Subscription, an ArcXML and WMS service, allowing for real-time streaming of the shaded-relief image directly to the user’s desktop.  Valtus customers working with this visualization layer, available for the contiguous United States and Hawaii, can combine it with ortho-imagery, elevation data, vector layers, and other datasets directly into their WMS compatible application. “We believe that this new product offering will be of great benefit to our customers and are very pleased to have completed this business deal with Intermap,” said Tammy Peterson, director of partner strategy and support at Valtus. “Intermap’s NEXTMap USA dataset is unique and an important addition to our current geospatial data offerings.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Valtus and provide users with accurate, shaded-relief images,” said Brian Soliday, director, global partner program, at Intermap Technologies. “These images enable a clear picture of the topography for many applications including hiking, site planning, presentations, and plotting.”


About Valtus
Valtus Imagery Services specializes in delivering geospatial data from our large online library and managing and integrating our customers’ existing imagery and elevation data holdings. Valtus' technology utilizes open GIS protocols to allow high-resolution ortho- imagery and elevation data to be stored, managed and viewed instantly through a wide range of industry standard web-mapping products and desktop applications.

The company serves a broad base of markets including land management, surveying, oil and gas, agriculture, forestry,  environmental management, real-estate, emergency response and all levels of government. In addition, Valtus holds the largest private data base of LiDAR data in western Canada.  Valtus provides significant and extensive imagery content and capability to our customers through our partnerships with leading ortho-imagery and elevation data firms.  For more information, visit www.valtus.com


About Intermap Technologies

Intermap Technologies is a preeminent digital mapping and geospatial solutions provider that has set the industry standard for creating uniform high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth’s surface. The Company has proactively remapped entire countries and built uniform national databases, called NEXTMap, consisting of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. Demand for NEXTMap data and the Company’s contract mapping services is growing as commercial applications emerge within the GIS, federal & civil government, national mapping, defense and intelligence, automotive, insurance risk assessment, wireless telecommunications, and cloud-based Web services markets.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap has offices in Calgary, Jakarta, Munich, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.



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