Posted on July 9th, 2015

Monthly Update on SPOTMaps – 1.5-meter Mosaics are Being Released Monthly!

In this monthly article, we provide details on updates to Airbus Defense and Space GEO’s SPOTMaps product. SPOTMaps is an orthorectified 2.5-meter (m) and now 1.5-m natural color imagery layer with coverage over more than 110 countries – totaling an impressive 135 million plus 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.

1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color images collected over Great Strahov Stadium in the city of Prague, Czech and the surrounding areas on April 19, 2015. If you would like to see this stadium in Pléiades 1 50-cm (and even collected on the same date) resolution as a comparison, please click here. © CNES 2015, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved.

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1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color images collected over Great Strahov Stadium in the city of Prague, Czech and the surrounding areas on April 19, 2015. If you would like to see this stadium in Pléiades 1 50-cm resolution (and even collected on the same date) as a comparison, please click here. © CNES 2012, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved

 

SPOTMaps Product Updates – June 2015

  • To date, more than 23,651,000 sq km of SPOTMaps1.5 data have been released with some 485,000 sq km in the past month alone.
  • These countries are currently in production and will be added to the SPOTMaps1.5 database soon or they will be updated:
    • Australia (part of the country)
    • Central African Republic
    • Mozambique
    • Nigeria (part of the country)
    • Ukraine
  • Production of SPOTMaps2.5 is complete now that SPOTMaps1.5 are being released.

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.

SPOTMaps1_5_June2015_Coverage

This map of SPOTMap1.5 coverage shows the regions that have been released as well as those currently in production. An Apollo Mapping representative can provide more details on the specific year ranges used in each mosaic.

SPOTMaps - August 2013

This map of SPOTMap1.5 coverage shows the regions that have been released as well as those currently in production. An Apollo Mapping representative can provide more details on the specific year ranges used in each mosaic.

 

Key Product Specifications

  •  SPOTMaps1.5
    • Resolution: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
  • SPOTMaps2.5
    • Resolution: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 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
  • Product series is 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 sales@apollomapping.com or (303) 993-3863.

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