Oslo, Thursday, July 1, 2010
Blom awarded contract for aerial triangulation and mapping services in Belgium
Blom, the leading European provider of geographic information, was awarded a contract by the Agency for Geographic Information Flanders (AGIV) in Belgium for aerial triangulation and mapping services. The project covers a number of Flemish municipalities.
"Through this contract award, we are proud to successfully introduce the Blom Netherlands branch office into the BeNeLux market, bringing the company closer to our clients in this area," says Dr. Werner Mayr, Managing Director of Blom in Germany, before he continues "We are eagerly looking forward to working with AGIV and to identify new similar business opportunities in the Belgium, Netherland, and Luxembourg markets."
The project includes aerial triangulation, mapping and incorporation of existing maps. Blom has experience from similar projects for AGIV, who has established profound confidence in Blom based on their previous excellent performance. The contract was won in cooperation with local survey engineering companies, and expected completion is during third quarter 2011.
For further information please contact:
Lars Bakklund, CFO Blom ASA
Tel: +47 22 13 19 20
AGIV enables optimal application of geographical information in Flanders. AGIV is the successor to GIS-Flanders, founded in 1995. The purpose of GIS-Flanders was to coordinate, control, guide and support a multitude of initiatives in the field of geography. At the same time, GIS-Flanders aimed to improve the collaboration between the regions, provinces and local authorities with regard to geographical initiatives. Following an administrative reform within the Flemish Government, GIS-Flanders was transformed into the FGIA (AGIV) in 2006.
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 1,150 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 www.blomasa.com