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June 19th, 2013
Intermap Unveils the Orion Platform – Industry’s First Software-Driven Spatial Data Platform

During 2013, Intermap has announced initial phase contracts involving Orion Platform installations in two countries, totaling approximately $16 million. The Intermap Orion Platform becomes officially available today.

Governments have long utilized the benefits of geospatial data. For many countries, however, cost and complexity of geospatial information – and the infrastructure to manage it – has kept it out of reach for most countries. Now, Intermap’s Orion Platform solves this problem by enabling customers to choose the products and services that are right for them based on their scope, budget, and timeline. Intermap manages and delivers a multitude of fused geospatial datasets and their associated analytics in a simplified standard format.

Two years in the making, Intermap’s Orion Platform is unique in several ways:

  • Immediate delivery of 3D business Intelligence (3DBI) applications using NEXTMap® World 30 data anywhere in the world
  • Converts and presents all types of geospatial data in a common format for a consistent and easy management
  • Provides a common programming interface so that software applications have a standard approach to access and manipulate the geospatial data to quickly derive answers

“Intermap’s Orion Platform is now the fastest “on-ramp” to the geospatial superhighway for governments around the world,” said Todd Oseth, Intermap president and CEO. “Orion has been two years in the making and represents the sum of Intermap’s strategic plans driven by the convergence of our proprietary data fusion techniques, web-based applications, and rising government mandates for on-demand analytics.”

Intermap’s Orion Platform has five integrated layers:

  1. Geospatial Services: Auditing and custom data collection
  2. Foundation Data: Seamless, off-the-shelf, high-resolution elevation data
  3. Data Fusion: Robust integration of multiple datasets into one homogeneous data specification
  4. 3DBI: Web-based applications for both GIS and non-GIS professionals
  5. Platform Delivery Services: Array of SaaS-based and LAN-based delivery methods

Oseth continued, “For instance, some customers need immediate access to terrain data for their area of interest, and for that we offer NEXTMap World 30. Other customers require a custom data collection of their country’s water drainage basins including rivers, lakes, and coastlines for weather related risk management and for that we offer our custom geospatial services. And still other customers require the integration of multiple elevation datasets with high-resolution imagery and weather data, and for that we offer a combination of geospatial auditing, data fusion, web-based applications, and cloud-based or LAN-based hosting. The Orion Platform does it all quickly and at the industry’s best price points.”

With today’s Orion Platform™ announcement, Intermap has created the industry’s first integrated “Big Data” spatial data platform. Customers can see the Orion Platform in action at the 12th Southeast Asian Survey Congress, June 18-20, 2013 in Manila, Philippines at the Philippine Convention Center.

About Intermap Technologies

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado – Intermap ( is an industry leader in geospatial solutions on demand. Through its powerful suite of 3DBI applications and proprietary development of contiguous databases that fuse volumes of GIS data into a single source, Intermap is able to provide location based solutions for customers in diverse markets around the world that solve today’s complex geospatial challenges.