Posted on May 6th, 2014

Monthly Update on SPOTMaps – 1.5 Meter Mosaics Are Ready!

NOLAMotorsportsPark_5_4_2013_S6_150cmcolor_ENHANCETPCLouisiana_5_4_2013_S6_150cmcolor_ENHANCE1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color images collected over TPC Louisiana and New Orleans Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana on May 4, 2013. If you would like to see this golf course 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

In this monthly article, we provide details on updates released each month 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 100 countries – totaling an impressive 108 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 – April 2014

  • The first regional SPOTMaps1.5 coverages available in stunning natural color 1.5-m resolution were released this month!
    • 22 million sq km of SPOTMap1.5 coverage is to be released in 2014 alone!
  • These countries are currently in production and will be added to the SPOTMaps1.5 database soon:
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Kuwait
    • Mali
    • North Korea
    • Oman
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • 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_5This 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.
  • 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
SPOTMaps2_5_coverage_August2013This 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 (August 2013). An Apollo Mapping representative can provide more details on the specific year ranges used in each mosaic.

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 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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