Posted on April 7th, 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.

SPOTMaps Product Updates – March 2015

1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color images collected over Rungrado May Day Stadium, North Korea and the surrounding areas on November 9, 2014. If you would like to see this stadium in Pléiades 1 50-cm resolution as a comparison, please click here. © CNES 2012, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved
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.
This map of SPOTMap2.5 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.
  • To date, more than 20,590,000 sq km (sorry, we had the wrong total area in last month’s edition) of SPOTMaps1.5 data have been released with some 1,370,000 sq km in the past month alone.
  • These countries are currently in production and will be added to the SPOTMaps1.5 database soon:
    • Australia (part of the country)
    • Burkina Faso
    • Chad (part of the country)
    • France (part of the country)
    • Lebanon
    • Syria
    • Ukraine (part of the country)
  • 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.

Key Product Specifications

  • SPOTMaps1.5
    • 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
  • SPOTMaps2.5
    • 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

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 or (303) 993-3863.

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3 responses to “Monthly Update on SPOTMaps – 1.5-meter Mosaics are Being Released Monthly!”

  1. Pamela Wilkinson says:

    I am doing the easy! Crossword question “earth’s satellite”. Answer will be m*o* ie 4 letters Ithought the answer was Mars, but it isn’t. Can you help please?
    Yours Pamela Wilkinson.

  2. Pamela Wilkinson says:

    Hello, just found your reply. Thank you.

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