Posted on May 7th, 2013

Monthly Update on Astrium GEO’s Countrywide 2-5-meter SPOTMaps 6

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.


SPOT6_150cmcolor_12_23_2012_Buenos_Aires_ENHANCE_IIA 1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color image collected over Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 23, 2012. In the coming months, SPOT 6 imagery will be used to create new SPOTMaps products. If you would like to compare the resolution of SPOT 6 imagery to Pléiades 1, you can find the soccer stadium featured here with the red and white seats in this article at 50-cm resolution. © CNES 2012, Distribution Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved

SPOTMaps - March 2013

SPOTMaps Updates & New Areas – April 2013

  • There have been no changes in updates or new areas since our last newsletter, but we are featuring new SPOT 6 imagery in this article!
  • Portions of Chad are being added to the SPOTMaps database
  • Nine (8) markets are currently in update, including portions of:
    • Australia
    • France
    • Greece
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Italy
    • Kuwait
    • Spain

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
  • In the coming months, new 1.5-meter SPOTMaps data made with natural color SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 imagery will be made available

The map below 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 or (303) 993-3863.

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