Satellite Imagery

AeroMetric serves our customers with the latest airborne and satellite technology. We can provide you with any remote sensing information you might require about the earth's surface. We have a wide range of resources for satellite and radar services. For example:

Astrium

Astrium has consolidated satellite imagery vendors with a long-standing relationship with AeoMetric:

  • Infoterra, now part of Astrium, operates the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites that orbit in tandem, providing synchronous radar products in a StripMap Mode.
  • Spot Image, also acquired by Astrium operates the SPOT satellite constellation. SPOT 5 is capable of up to 2.5-meter and 5-meter panchromatic and 10-meter multispectral resolutions. SPOT 5's shortwave infrared band is particularly well suited for forestry, vegetation and geological applications. SPOT 5's HRS instrument provides economical DTM generation of large areas.

Astrium is entering the very high resolution market with the launch of two new satellites – Pleiades-1 and 2. These satellites have a 50-cm pixel resolution for the panchromatic band, and a 2-meter resolution for 4-band multispectral imagery.

In addition, their Formosat-2 satellite is well suited for change detection in the northern latitudes with daily revisits.

Digital Globe

AeroMetric has extensive experience with DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite products. DigitalGlobe has three satellite platforms offering a variety of basic imagery, as well as advanced products that include 8-band multispectral images.

GeoEye

AeroMetric is an authorized reseller for GeoEye, the largest commercial satellite company in the world. Their high resolution satellite, GeoEye-1 can collect images with a ground resolution of 0.41-meters or 16 inches in the panchromatic or black and white mode. It collects multispectral or color imagery at 1.65-meter resolution or about 64 inches. While the satellite collects imagery at 0.41-meters, GeoEye's operating license from the U.S. Government requires re-sampling the imagery to 0.5-meter for all customers not explicitly granted a waiver by the U.S. Government.

Additional Relationships

  • India Remote Sensing (IRS). The IRS system operates the largest constellation of commercial satellites (Cartosat) in the world.
  • Landsat 7 image processing and image mapping products through the EROS Data Center.
  • Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) providing ALOS satellite products. ASF forms part of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and is a remote sensing data resource to scientific users around the world.
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