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Intermap details its Oracle database 11g upgrade

Intermap Technologies Inc., a maker of 3D geometric data and topographic maps for commercial, government, and consumer applications, recently upgraded to Oracle's new 11g database, becoming the first company using Oracle spatial to store 3D elevation data.

We caught up with Sue Merrigan, senior director of information management systems at Denver-based Intermap, at this year's OpenWorld Conference. Merrigan shared with us how Intermap made the transition to 11g.

In this 10-minute podcast, Merrigan explains:

  • Why and how Intermap uses the Active Data Guard feature
  • How they got help from Oracle
  • The structure of their 11g upgrade project team
  • How the company opened Active Data Guard to partners and suppliers
  • Their use of 11g spatial functions

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This was first published in September 2008

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