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Posted on November 7th, 2017

FINAL Monthly Update on SPOTMaps – Production Comes to an End :(

Over the past years, this monthly article provided details on updates to Airbus Defense and Space GEO’s SPOTMaps product and we are sad to say that this is the last edition of the series as SPOTMaps will no longer be produced. SPOTMaps is an orthorectified 1.5-meter (m) and 2.5-m natural color imagery layer with coverage over more than 110 countries – totaling an impressive 160 million plus square kilometers (sq km) at the product’s end.

1.5-meter SPOT 7 natural color images collected over Stanford Stadium and the surrounding town of Palo Alto, California, USA on September 1, 2017. If you would like to see this stadium in Pléiades 1 50-cm resolution as a comparison, please click here.© CNES 2017, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved

Final SPOTMaps Product Update – November 2017

At the end of the SPOTMaps product series, more than 50,452,000 sq km of SPOTMaps1.5 data was released. Production of SPOTMaps2.5 is now also complete.

For those who have never worked with SPOTMaps, below is a summary of key product specifications of the 1.5-m and 2.5-m versions as well as product differentiators.

Key Product Specifications

Here is a summary of the key product specifications of SPOTMaps1.5 and SPOTMaps2.5:

  • SPOTMaps 1.5
    • Resolution: 1.5-m
    • Spectral Bands: true natural color (RGB)
    • Horizontal Accuracy: 6 to 10-m CE90 (circular error 90%)
    • Projection/Datum: UTM WGS84
    • Source Data: SPOT6/7 satellite imagery
    • File Format: GeoTIFF
  • SPOTMaps 2.5
    • Resolution: 2.5-m
    • Spectral Bands: simulated natural color (RGB)
    • Horizontal Accuracy: 10 to 15-m RMSE (root mean square error)
    • Projection/Datum: UTM WGS84
    • Source Data: SPOT5 satellite imagery
    • File Format: GeoTIFF
    • More than 108 million sq km of SPOTMaps2.5 were produced!
This map of SPOTMaps1.5 coverage shows the regions that have been released or updated recently as well as those currently in production (those currently in production will sadly never be completed). An Apollo Mapping representative can provide more details on the specific year ranges used in each mosaic.

Product Differentiators

These are the product specifications that set apart SPOTMaps from its competition while the product was being updated:

    • Recent and ready for immediate delivery and integration with your GIS
    • Seamless, orthorectified coverage across countries and entire regions in 1.5-m and 2.5-m resolution
    • Suitable for work up to 1:10,000 scale
    • Custom product framing with minimum orders of ~100 sq km
This map of SPOTMaps2.5 coverage has been color coded to show the collection year which makes up the majority of each mosaic as well as those markets that were added in the final month of production (i.e. August 2013). An Apollo Mapping representative can provide more details on the specific year ranges used in each mosaic.
  • Product series was updated nearly every month
  • Source data can be delivered with all SPOTMaps mosaics
  • Volume and academic discounts are offered
  • Multi-user licenses are available

If you would like pricing details and/or additional product details, such as date ranges and accuracy specifications, please let us know at or (303) 993-3863.

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