Posted on October 7th, 2013

Monthly Update on Astrium GEO’s Countrywide 2.5-meter SPOTMaps

In this monthly article, we provide details on updates released each month to Astrium GEO’s 2.5-meter (m) SPOTMaps product. SPOTMaps is an orthorectified natural color imagery layer with coverage over more than 100 countries – totaling an impressive 108 million square kilometers (sq km). For projects requiring a value-priced basemap better than what 15-m Landsat can offer, there is no other choice than SPOTMaps.

FountainValley_CA_S6_1_30_2013_150cmcolor_ENHANCEMileSquareGC_S6_1_30_2013_150cmcolor_ENHANCEA 1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color image collected over Fountain Valley, California and Mile Square Golf Course on January 30, 2013. If you would like to see this golf course in Pléiades 1 50-cm resolution as a comparison, please click here. In the coming months, SPOT 6 imagery will be used to create new SPOTMaps products. © CNES 2012, Distribution Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved

SPOTMaps Updates & New Areas – September 2013

  • There have been no changes in updates and additions since last month
  • Iceland is being added to the SPOTMaps database
  • One (1) market is currently in update:
    • South Africa

For those who have never worked with SPOTMaps, below is a summary of key product specifications as well as product differentiators.

Key Product Specifications

  • 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

Product Differentiators

  • Recent and ready for immediate delivery and integration with your GIS
  • Seamless, orthorectified coverage across countries and entire regions
  • Suitable for work up to 1:10,000 scale
  • Custom product framing with minimum orders of ~100 sq km
  • Product series is updated every month
  • Source data can be delivered with all SPOTMaps mosaics
  • Volume and academic discounts are offered
  • Multi-user licenses are available
  • Starting in late 2013 to early 2014, new 1.5-meter SPOTMaps made with natural color SPOT 6 and (coming in 2014) SPOT 7 imagery will be available
SPOTMaps - August 2013

The map to the right has been color coded to show the collection year which makes up the majority of each SPOTMaps mosaic as well as those markets that were updated this month. An Apollo Mapping representative can provide more details on the specific year ranges used in each mosaic.

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

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