Posted on September 2nd, 2014

Monthly Update on SPOTMaps – 1.5 Meter Mosaics Are Ready!

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 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.

DenverCO_S6_150cmcolor_4_11_2014_ENHANCE1.5-meter SPOT 6 natural color images collected over Cherry Hills Country Club, Colorado and the surrounding areas on April 11, 2014. 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

SPOTMaps1_5_August2014CoverageThis 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.</br/>
SPOTMaps - August 2013This 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.

SPOTMaps Product Updates – August 2014

  • 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:
    • Botswana
    • Mauritania (part of the country)
    • Morocco + Western Sahara
    • Namibia
    • Niger (part of the country)
    • Saudi Arabia (remaining parts of country)
    • South Africa (remaining parts 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 [email protected] or (303) 993-3863.

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