GIS / Earth Observation / Satellite Images / Mosaic / Germany
Brandenburg / Havel, Germany— December 21, 2010 —RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that its first large-scale mosaic is now available for purchase. Consisting of 750 tiles covering 25 x 25 km² areas, this contiguous satellite image covers Germany in its entirety.
Michael Prechtel, Marketing Director at RapidEye said, “With our high revisit and acquisition capacities, we can provide up-to-date satellite imagery as well as multi-temporal data sets. Our German mosaic can be used as reference material for applications such as natural disasters, safety, environment, agriculture, forestry, water conservation, transport and spatial planning. For example, extensions of municipal and industrial areas, or changes in forests, fields and meadows can be obtained. We have provided RapidEye's German mosaic to the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information at the DLR that will use it as a reference for crisis mapping."
The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) supports humanitarian aid efforts in crisis regions with quick satellite image maps when a disaster occurs. The ZKI is well integrated into national and international networks and involved with the disaster management initiative (SPIDER) within the United Nations (UN). The German mosaic was developed for the project DeSecure, which aims to improve satellitebased crisis information in Germany ( www.desecure.info).
Customers interested in RapidEye's German Mosaic can contact Email Contact.
About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the technical system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km2 of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 130 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye.
RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). RapidEye has also received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the federal republic of Germany and the State of Brandenburg in Germany.
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