Optimal Geomatics Inc.

Optimal Geomatics Inc.

March 20, 2006 12:08 ET

Optimal Geomatics Partners with Poletecs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 20, 2006) -

Providing UK Electrical Utilities with Fully Integrated Asset Management Solutions

Optimal Geomatics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPG) ("Optimal"), a geomatics service and software provider to the power line and pipeline utility sector, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership between Optimal Geomatics Limited ("UK Operations") and Poletecs Ltd., a provider of ground based, technical overhead power line services and solutions to owners and operators of electrical transmission and distribution systems.

With the partnership, both companies will work together to integrate their experience and expertise in the United Kingdom's electric overhead line utilities market to offer fully-integrated asset management solutions. This partnership will focus on effectively addressing customers' data requirements by providing them with a clear, focused professional approach.

"Our relationship with Poletecs and its Managing Director, Steve Horsman, formerly Optimal's UK Technical Manager, provides a strong foundation in the UK utilities market for a seamless and unique approach specifically focused on the collection and interpretation of data in relation to overhead power line networks," said Nigel Appleton, UK Director of Business Development, Optimal Geomatics Limited. "This partnership will allow us to provide our clients with effective turnkey solutions, whilst developing new ideas and services to meet the future challenges that District Network Operators face in a rapidly changing marketplace."

Optimal Geomatics specializes in providing highly accurate geomatics services and software to a customer-base which is primarily composed of Electric power line and Gas pipeline utilities. Geomatics is best described as the acquisition, storage, management, retrieval, manipulation, and distribution of spatial or geographically referenced data. Optimal employs a number of acquisition systems, including its proprietary technology, for aerial data acquisition, and applies innovative technology, techniques, and expertise for in-house processing. The Company's unique mapping products and services help utilities reduce cost, improve efficiency, and better-manage their assets by turning raw data into highly valuable geospatial information and engineering reports. Optimal's customers include many of the major utilities across the United States and the United Kingdom.

This document may contain forward-looking statements. These statements present management's expectations, beliefs, plans, and objectives regarding future events and conditions and, as such, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could be significantly different from those projected.

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