What's Up in Earth Observation- ImagineGEO #5

December 2014

How time flies! We launched ImagineGeo in early 2014 and this is already the fifth edition! We do hope you've enjoyed reading the newsletters so far. Your opinion is always very much appreciated, so please don't hesitate to provide feedback at Email Contact.

There have been a lot of exciting changes and challenges this year. On 1 January, a new chapter in the history of our company began with the integration of Airbus Defence and Space.

In the spring, we launched our WorldDEM™ product, highly precise and homogenous terrain information for any point on the Globe and later this year SPOT 7 was successfully placed in orbit, completing our one-of-a-kind optical constellation.

Last but not least, let me mention the growing partnerships with Esri and Exelis, which to make our imagery easily accessible to GIS users worldwide.

I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to you all and look forward to a productive and successful working relationship in 2015.

With season`s greetings and my best regards

Bernhard Brenner, Head of Geo-Intelligence

Looking Back on an Eventful 2014
2014 has been a very eventful year for us: a new brand name, a new satellite, new Direct Receiving Stations – but first and foremost, loads of opportunities to work successfully with customers and partners around the Globe.

Look back with us on these past months, and look forward with us to another exciting year, 2015 – for which we wish you nothing but the best!
Take a look back
SPOT 7 Commercial Launch: Airbus Defence and Space Satellite Constellation is Now Complete!
With this commercial launch, the Airbus Defence and Space satellite constellation is now complete, offering the perfect trade-off between resolution and coverage to deal with the detailed depth needed.
Explore the full array of capabilities
Easy Access to Imagery and Services for ENVI Users
Airbus Defence and Space and Exelis are teaming up to provide users of ENVI image analysis software an exclusive (limited time) voucher offer for new imagery as well as easy access to the Airbus Defence and Space imagery archive.
Find out more
Interested in learning about ENVI and our imagery?
Watch our Webinar here
WorldDEM™ - First Datasets Now Orderable for Areas on all Continents

The availability of WorldDEM™ data is continuously expanding. In addition to large areas of North America, Australia and Russia, data is now also available for parts of South America as well as Southern and Western Africa. A multitude of applications such as satellite image orthorectification, military and civil aviation, management of oil and gas fields as well as defence- and security-related missions, benefit from the unique WorldDEM dataset.

Explore the WorldDEM availability
Manage Your Geospatial Data Efficiently
Did you know that Airbus Defence and Space provides a secure and cost-effective solution to manage and disseminate your geospatial data? The DataDoors Appliance is a plug-and-play solution that easily integrates into your organisation's network and directly connects to your storage capabilities.
Explore DataDoors
Dependable Seismic Services for the Oil and Gas Market

Airbus Defence and Space and seismic service provider Spectrum Geo have produced a joint study correlating natural oil seeps identified from radar and optical data with 2D seismic data to assist hydrocarbon exploration in the Adriatic Sea. Neil Hodgson and Karyna Rodriguez from Spectrum talk about the collaboration.

Read the full interview
Did You Know…

We continuously develop and improve our GeoStore: you can now follow your acquisition notifications in realtime, access the new TerraSAR-X acquisition modes Wide ScanSAR and Staring SpotLight, and get more product details in the Pléiades and SPOT 6 metadata sets.

Stay up-to-date on what's new in our GeoStore!
The Latest and Greatest in Archive Offers

From now until the end of the year, we have some sensational offers available off-the-shelf: Pléiades coverage of more than 1,200 airports Worldwide, Elevation30 at an attractive discount and exceptionally low prices on our radar archive!

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Discover our Latest Case Studies
    TerraSAR-X Helps Ensure the Safe Implementation of Construction Projects 

In the frame of one of the largest infrastructure projects currently being implemented in Germany, TerraSAR-X is used to monitor the landslide-prone site of the construction. Discover how TerraSAR-X provides insights into the extent and spatial distribution of surface movements!
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    Creating 1:5,000 Topographic Maps in Mongolia using our Satellite Constellation

The Mongolian Mining company, Energy Rail Resources (ERR) asked Airbus Defence and Space to create an accurate topographic map for a railway development project in the Mongolian steppes. Find out how the combination of our optical and radar satellite data helped to achieve premium accuracy in a cost-effective and timely manner.
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    SPOT 6 & 7: The Ideal Solution for 1:25,000 Country-Wide Mapping

Although mapping is vitally important for governmental organisations, many topographic maps are outdated or inaccurate. With the assistance of the SPOT satellites, large images can be acquired and vast areas can be mapped in detail and precisely, as well as fast and frequently.
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    Monitoring Forest Degradation in Ghana

To date, Ghana has lost 90% of its native rain forest. TerraSAR-X's unique geo-location accuracy, very high-resolution and radiometric stability support the monitoring and mapping of even small-scale forest disturbances.
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