Intermap companions with Zipline – Drones Information
Zipline Zip Drone Rwanda
Intermap announced a contract with Zipline (www.flyzipline.com) to provide critical geographic elevation-as-a-service to support their growing medical operations in Africa, including the emergency response to on-demand COVID-19 outbreaks. The subscription contract was expanded urgently after the 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 also demonstrates how real-time on-demand geospatial data and analysis, delivered as a service, is critical to workflows that maximize flight safety and efficiency for unmanned logistics – in the air, on land, and on land Lake.
“Intermap is an established global leader in elevation data and analysis from all sources, including how they are captured, processed, used and provided,” said Patrick A. Blott, Chairman and CEO of Intermap. “Our relationship with Zipline is an excellent example of how Intermap’s patented on-demand and near real-time processing combined with our cloud-based deployment and customizable Elevation-as-a-Service analysis can support rapid operational expansion (strategic and tactical) for growing UAV companies – and everything is immediately available worldwide. “
Chief scientist should focus on US government contracts
Intermap is pleased to Dr. Carolyn Johnston, Ph.D., a statistician and mathematician specializing in geotechnics and remote sensing, was welcomed as Chief Scientist in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of 12 peer-reviewed mathematics and engineering articles related to geospatial and 3D elevation data, and has worked extensively on sensitive programs for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), NASA, other government agencies, and the Department of Defense. Dr. Johnston holds eight granted and ten pending patents related to image processing, algorithm development, feature extraction from radar with synthetic aperture and LiDAR, text and image processing from satellite images, and autonomous navigation for automobile manufacturers, including for Daimler and Audi. Dr. Johnston has worked as a scientist, manager, and research and development director for high-tech geotechnical companies, including Vexcel Corporation, Microsoft, DigitalGlobe, and HERE Technologies, for the past 25 years.
“With Dr. Johnston, a proven and recognized leader in geotechnics and remote sensing, Intermap is taking another important step forward in sourcing the team that targets our most critical government customers,” said Patrick Blott. “Intermap is committed to helping the US government and its allies around the world use cutting-edge commercial geospatial technology to advance their missions, achieve interoperability, and edge to actionable 3D geospatial data and analytics bring where the requirements are most urgent. ”
Dr. Johnston holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Binghamton University, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Statistics from Colorado State University. She was involved in mapping depression, elevation, and other map features from synthetic aperture radar data. developing original text and image processing algorithms for Bing Local Search; in the development of image matching and feature extraction algorithms from satellite images; and in automated high-precision HD mapping for autonomous vehicle location and path planning applications.
More information on Intermap’s government work can be found here.
A copy of Intermap’s investor presentation can be found here.