Oslo, Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Stock Exchange Notification

Blom has been awarded a NOK 10 million contract for an airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) survey including data acquisition and modelling of the flooding areas in the South of France required by IGN (the French National Geographic Institute). This is one of the main parts of a project covering all the flooding areas of the country.

Blom has been awarded this contract after a very demanding European tender and sees the contract award as confirmation of Bloms strong position within airborne laser scanning. France is a new geografical market for Blom for this kind of services.

For further information please contact:

Dirk Blaauw, CEO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 23

About BLOM
Blom is a leading European service provider within acquisition, processing and modeling of geographic information. Blom maintains unique European databases with collections of map, images and models. With particular focus on online services, Blom provides data and solutions to customers in government, enterprise and consumer markets and enables partners to create applications using Blom's databases, location based services and navigation solution. Blom has more than 1,000 employees and subsidiaries in 13 countries. The company headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway. Blom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker BLO). For more information, visit

IGN's key missions are to produce, maintain and disseminate reference geographic information in France.Heir to a long line of cartographers, IGN has been involved in all cartography-related operations in France and its territories, since 1940. For more information, visit


NOR - Tildelt strategisk viktig kontrakt på MNOK 10 i Frankrike

Blom er av IGN (Fransk kartverksmyndighet) blitt tildelt en kontrakt på MNOK 10 for flybåren laserscanning som omfatter datafangst og tilhørende modellering av flomutsatte områder i Sør Frankrike. Dette er en av hoveddelene av et større prosjekt som går på å kartlegge alle flomutsatte områder i Frankrike.

Blom ble tildelt kontrakten etter en omfattende europeisk anbudsprosess og ser tildelingen som en bekreftelse på at Bloms sterke posisjon innen flybåren laserscanning. For Blom er Frankrike et nytt geografisk marked for denne type tjenester.

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