GIS / Earth Observation / Satellite Imagery / Distributor / France
Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, — May 04, 2010 — RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that Geosys, S.A. has signed a distributor agreement with RapidEye to be its sole distributor of satellite imagery in France.
John Ahlrichs, Vice President of RapidEye, commented “Geosys is well established in the French geospatial market and has an excellent team dedicated to promoting and selling RapidEye data. We look forward to a long-lasting business collaboration that will serve existing customers and develop new business opportunities.”
Alain Killmayer, cofounder of Geosys, said “We are very proud of this new partnership with RapidEye, as it is fully in the scope of the strategies of the two companies. The future has become a reality with the RapiEye satellite constellation.”
Currently, RapidEye is working on completing its worldwide network of distributors in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in its customers' own language and region. For a full list of RapidEye's distributors, please visit www.rapideye.de/distributors.
Geosys is an international leader that helps professionals in agriculture and renewable resources to make better economic, environment and agronomic decisions with Remote Sensing, Agronomy and Geographic Information Systems in more than 50 countries. Geosys provides its agricultural services and expertise to leaders in commodities trading, agribusiness, international organizations, scaling from international corporations to crop consultants.
Geosys is a private company, with offices in Europe (Toulouse, France) and in North America (Minneapolis, MN, USA) and values its expertise in data sourcing and management with a dedicated department that sells data such as satellite imagery and digital elevation models to all users, mainly in France. For more information about Geosys please visit www.geosys.com.
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 satellite 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 120 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010.
RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Brandenburg in Germany.
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