Posted on March 8th, 2016

Monthly Update on SPOTMaps – New 1.5-Meter Mosaics Have Been Released!

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 (and growing) 150 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 – February 2016

To date, more than 34,923,000 sq km of SPOTMaps1.5 data have been released with some 632,000 sq km in the past month alone.

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SantaClara_CA_11_27_2015_S6_150cmcolor_ENHANCE1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color images collected over Levi’s Stadium and the surrounding town of Santa Clara, California on November 27, 2015. If you would like to Levi’s Stadium in Pléiades 1 50-cm resolution as a comparison (and even collected on the same day!), please click here. These images have been processed by Apollo Mapping to improve their sharpness and color balance. © CNES 2016, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved
  • These countries are currently in production for the first time and will be added to the SPOTMaps1.5 database soon:
    • Algeria (part of the country)
    • Chad (part of the country)
    • Greece
    • Pakistan (part of the country)
    • Portugal
    • Spain (part of the country)
    • Turkey
  • These countries are currently being updated from SPOTMap1.5 Version 1 to Version 2:
    • Iraq (part of country)
    • Saudi Arabia (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

Here is a summary of the key product specifications of SPOTMaps1.2 and SPOTMaps2.5:

  • 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

These are the product specifications that set apart SPOTMaps from its competition:

  • 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
SPOTMaps1_5_Feb2016_CoverageThis map of SPOTMaps1.5 coverage shows the regions that have been released or updated recently 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 2013This 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.

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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