ESRI Geoinformatik, GmbH and Intermap Technologies Corp. are teaming up to enable Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users to gain access to mapping data, applications, and solutions based on Intermap’s highly-accurate 3D elevation data and ESRI’s GIS and Mapping software. The two companies have agreed to develop and introduce a series of unique products that leverage the strengths of both organizations. The partnership enables ESRI Geoinformatik to distribute Intermap’s digital terrain models, digital surface models, and orthorectified radar images. Intermap’s highly accurate terrain data will become the foundation for managing other layers in the geodatabase via ArcWeb Services, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcGIS Online. Additionally, the two Companies will tap into ESRI’s partner community to develop full solutions to meet market needs throughout the geospatial community.
“We are enthusiastic about the synergies created through this partnership. The solutions we are building are a win-win for everyone involved, especially the end-customers,” stated Kevin Thomas, vice president of marketing for Intermap. “Customers want solutions to quickly and affordably solve their growing geospatial needs. This partnership will combine the expertise of the worldwide leader in GIS software with the only company proactively creating uniform nationwide elevation data sets, thus providing easily accessible and intuitive solutions to the GIS community.”
ESRI customers will be able to access and seamlessly integrate accurate and affordable elevation data on-the-fly, either through online problem solving or via online downloads. Customers will also reap the benefits of a significant improvement over the existing data sets that may not be meeting their needs due to the age of the data or lack of uniform accuracy. Additionally, products are being developed to produce turnkey solutions for professionals in the telecommunications, electric and gas, water/wastewater, government, natural resource, and other industries.
“ESRI is dedicated to providing software and solutions that allow our users to make a difference in their communities. The ability for us to work with our partner network to deliver solutions to a multitude of industries is important for ESRI and our customers,” said Michael Sittard, ESRI Geoinformatik’s managing director and co-owner. “An accurate foundation is essential for spatial analysis, the pivotal aspect in solving the many needs our customers have day-in and day-out. This layer provides the “canvas” on which other types of data can be painted; such as imagery, addresses, attributes, networks, other topologies, survey measurements, and geospatial relationships. Intermap’s worldwide database of highly reliable geospatial data, combined with ESRI software and applications, will be an outstanding value for every customer.”