Intermap has 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, reports suasnews.com.
The expanded contract 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, both in the air and on-land as well as 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 Intermap’s patented, on-demand, and near real-time processing, when combined with our cloud-based provisioning and customisable analytics.”
He continued, “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.”
Intermap also announced Dr. Carolyn Johnston, Ph.D., a statistician and mathematician specialising in geospatial technologies and remote sensing, as the company’s new Chief Scientist, based in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of 12 peer-reviewed papers on mathematics and engineering 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.
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