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Machine learning technique drives patented processing for flood risk assessment
Enhancing competitive advantage in mapping tropical areas with patented capability
Expanding its portfolio of intellectual property and innovative AI/ML solutions
DENVER, March 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intermap Technologies (TSX: IMP; OTCQX: ITMSF) (“Intermap” or the “Company”), a global leader in 3D geospatial products and intelligence solutions, today announced the award of two patents, expanding its portfolio of intellectual property and innovative AI/ML solutions.
One patent covers machine learning techniques that automatically measure a building’s first floor height above ground level. This measurement improves the accuracy of Intermap’s flood risk assessment capabilities to grow its market share of the U.S. and European flood insurance markets. The technology uses machine learning to inspect building frontage imagery and detect the first floor based on building features, then algorithmically measures the distance to the ground. The first-floor height above ground is a key measurement when determining the flood risk of a specific property. Intermap’s flood risk assessment solution provides property-specific flood risk information whereas other flood risk indicators are based on flood zones.
The second patent relates to producing bare-earth digital terrain models (DTM) under dense forest using airborne foliage penetrating P-band radar. This capability gives Intermap the unique capability to detect the ground through dense foliage and adjust the models of the ground below the canopy. Intermap is developing AI/ML-driven inputs to this patented process, such as automatic target detection, to enhance its terrain models. Accurate DTMs are critical for the creation of countrywide topographic basemaps used for policy formation, natural resource management, disaster management and land use planning. Ground detection through dense foliage cannot be achieved with LiDAR, IFSAR or optical photogrammetry techniques. Intermap’s patented radar and processing technology will be invaluable in supporting upcoming governmental mapping projects in tropical areas such as Southeast Asia.
“Intermap continues to expand its portfolio of IP and innovative solutions,” said Patrick A. Blott, Intermap Chairman and CEO. “We pride ourselves on never being satisfied with current technology and remain at the forefront of geospatial analytics and capabilities. We incorporate AI/ML processing to develop new techniques and enhance existing processes. These new patents give us a competitive edge on upcoming national mapping projects and help the insurance industry protect clients from natural catastrophes.”
Learn more about Intermap’s products and services at intermap.com.
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About Intermap Technologies
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap (TSX: IMP; OTCQX: ITMSF) is a global leader in geospatial intelligence solutions, focusing on the creation and analysis of 3D terrain data to produce high-resolution thematic models. Through scientific analysis of geospatial information and patented sensors and processing technology, the Company provisions diverse, complementary, multi-source datasets to enable customers to seamlessly integrate geospatial intelligence into their workflows. Intermap’s 3D elevation data and software analytic capabilities enable global geospatial analysis through artificial intelligence and machine learning, providing customers with critical information to understand their terrain environment. By leveraging its proprietary archive of the world’s largest collection of multi-sensor global elevation data, the Company’s collection and processing capabilities provide multi-source 3D datasets and analytics at mission speed, enabling governments and companies to build and integrate geospatial foundation data with actionable insights. Applications for Intermap’s products and solutions include defense, aviation and UAV flight planning, flood and wildfire insurance, disaster mitigation, base mapping, environmental and renewable energy planning, telecommunications, engineering, critical infrastructure monitoring, hydrology, land management, oil and gas and transportation.