High efficient spatial planning: Nationwide, high-resolution IRS satellite image mosaics – Euro-Maps now available for Italy

August 17, 2006 -- In co-production, GAF AG and its subsidiary, Euromap GmbH, have extended the availability of the successful IRS orthophoto mosaic "Euro-Maps" from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Italy.

Euro-Maps is suitable for spatial planning and analysis of the current situations for a wide range of tasks. Euro-Maps is regularly updated and is the only high-resolution satellite mosaic on the market offering such precise and current information with 5-m ground resolution and blanket coverage for multiple countries. The required areas can be precisely defined and this prevents losses caused by scattering, which allows considerable cost savings. Euro-Maps provides an up-to-date, extremely accurate and economical planning spatial information base which can be continually updated and expanded. Euro-Maps offer simple and rapid access to detailed information about specific locations and their spatial relationships. This allows reliable decision making and rapid and efficient preparation of planning measures and cartographical tasks. Euromap has the only IRS receiving and processing station in Europe. Today, Euro-Maps can already be created and delivered for other countries or regions anywhere in Europe, on request. Euro-Maps of the Iberian peninsula as well as large parts of northern Africa are just under construction and will be published beginning 2007.

Euro-Maps will be demonstrated during Intergeo 2006 in Munich at the booth of GAF AG in Hall C2, booth C2.2220.

More about Euro-Maps:

Euro-Maps is the only 5-m satellite standard mosaic product available on the market today. Recent data will be used for regional updates in order to guarantee the highest temporal accuracy.. The high resolution (5-m on the ground) as well as the high positional accuracy (RMSE 90 % < 12 m) of the image data, in combination with their homogeneity, make Euro-Maps a tool well suited to a range of tasks in the fields of thematic planning, mapping and visualization to a scale of 1:20,000.
The up-to-date and cross border availability of the image mosaic information is especially useful as the basis for large-area mapping and planning projects in the field of rural and urban development, agriculture and forestry, as well as all kinds of environmental problems. The fast and easy access to the required information is ensured by the GIS compatibility and regional availability of Euro-Maps. Euro-Maps data are already successfully used for different types of tasks and applications in Germany.

About Euromap GmbH: www.euromap.de

Euromap Satellitendaten-Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH was founded in 1996 as a 100% owned subsidiary of GAF AG, creating an efficient commercial structure to receive, archive and market satellite earth observation (satellite) data in Germany. Experience and expertise in data reception and processing is optimally combined with marketing and distribution activities – providing the essential conditions for supporting a growing user-market in remote sensing data. Euromap GmbH represents the only IRS-P6 receiving and distribution facility in Europe and is located in Neustrelitz, Germany, with Dr. Rupert Haydn as CEO.


About GAF AG: www.gaf.de

GAF AG is an international renowned geo-information company, with leading competence and experience in the development of dedicated software and services for applied remote sensing and information systems providing uncompromising quality. GAF AG offers a broad spectrum of services, ranging from procurement of geodata (e.g. satellite and aerial data, DEM, land use and land cover data), to value added processing, information processing and software development as well as the provision of turn-key technical assistance projects and customized spatial land management and monitoring systems. These products and services are based on state-of-the-art technology and know-how. GAF AG´s activities are run by Dr. Rupert Haydn.

Contacts for further information:

Euromap GmbH
Tel.: 49 (0) 3981 4883
Email Contact

GAF AG
Tel. 49 (0) 89 12 15 28 0
Email Contact


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