Intermap announces 3D off-road maps for the US

Intermap Technologie today announced the launch of AccuTerra, a new product that could provide outdoor GPS and PNDs with three dimensional maps (United States) and off-road points-of-interest (POI) - integrated with interactive 3D rendering software.

The user interface includes elevation information; classified trails, paths, and roads; outdoor-specific points of interest such as campgrounds, service facilities, and trail heads; the ability to route to points of interest and track progress; easy to reference visualization tools to improve trip planning and safety; and, a land use display that depicts the location of public and private property, including areas of restricted use. AccuTerra also offers a data layer that accurately depicts where cell phone coverage exists.

According to Brian Bullock, Intermap’s president and CEO, “The product provides the outdoor enthusiast with 3D viewing capability on a hand-held device that extends the user experience beyond what we have become accustom to from Internet search engine providers.”

“The geospatial map database embedded within AccuTerra software is available for the entire state of California today and will be commercially available for the remainder of the U.S. later this year”, said Intermap In this field Intermap will compete with Navionics (read our interview here) which is planning to release its 3D maps for 139 US National Parks during the fourth quarter of this year. Navionics is also offering European 3D outdoor maps.

Monday, August 13th 2007

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