Intermap Technologies Signs Contract With Zipline To Support Medical Operations In Africa

Zipline Drone

Intermap Technologies Corporation yesterday announced a contract with Zipline to deliver crucial geospatial Elevation-as-a-Service to support their expanding medical operations in Africa, including on-demand emergency response to COVID-19 outbreaks. The subscription contract has been urgently upsized following its successful proof of concept. This deal marks Intermap’s return to the African market and its expansion in the global unmanned aviation (UAV/Drone) sector. It further illustrates how on-demand, real-time geospatial elevation data and analytics, delivered as a service, is mission-critical for the workflows that maximise flight safety and efficiency for unmanned logistics – in the air, on land, and at sea.

“Intermap is an established world leader in all-source elevation data and analytics, including its collection, processing, exploitation, and delivery,” commented Patrick A. Blott, Intermap’s Chairman and CEO. “Our relationship with Zipline provides an excellent example of how Intermap’s patented, on-demand, and near real-time processing, when combined with our cloud-based provisioning and customisable analytics, Elevation-as-a-Service, can support rapid operational expansion (strategic and tactical) for growing UAV companies – and it’s all immediately available on a global scale.”

About Intermap Technologies

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap (TSX: IMP) (ITMSF: BB) is a global leader in geospatial intelligence solutions. The Company’s proprietary NEXTMap® database and value-added geospatial data management, processing, analytics, fusion and orthorectification software and solutions are utilised across a range of industries that rely on accurate, high-resolution elevation data, including aviation, engineering, environmental planning, government markets, hydrology, insurance, land management, law enforcement and patrol, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities. Intermap’s commercial applications include location-based intelligence, risk assessment, geographic information systems, global positioning systems and 3D visualisation.

About Zipline

Founded in 2014, Zipline has built the world’s fastest and most reliable delivery drone, the world’s largest autonomous logistics network, and a truly fantastic team. Zipline’s drones and the technology that powers their distribution centres are designed and assembled in South San Francisco, California. The company performs extensive flight testing in the hot deserts of California and operate distribution centres around the planet with teams of local operators. Zipline investors include Sequoia, A16Z, GV, Temasek, TPG, Baillie Gifford, and  Katalyst Ventures.

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