PlanetObserver signs distribution partnership with Getmapping for its global satellite imagery and height data.

Clermont-Ferrand / Hartley Wintney, April 23, 2015

PlanetObserver has signed a partnership with Getmapping for the distribution of its full range of global and regional Earth satellite imagery along with two global height data options.

With Getmapping as a new channel partner, PlanetObserver is expanding its distribution network to cover new industry sectors and markets. The partnership is also in line with Getmapping’s wider remit to extend its reach beyond its established markets in the UK and Africa and signals an intention to provide a global capability in geospatial products and services.

The key PlanetObserver offerings available from Getmapping include PlanetSAT 15, 15m resolution global satellite imagery and two height data products PlanetDEM 30 and PlanetDEM 90 with resolutions of 30m and 90m respectively.

PlanetSAT 15 satellite imagery is the most up to date satellite dataset currently available and provides natural colour (RGB) imagery free from clouds. Available from a few square kilometres to global coverage, the data is especially suited to a wide range of sectors, including; energy and utilities, telecommunications and smartphone apps, visualisation and simulation, and mapping and illustration.

The PlanetDEM height datasets are seamless global digital elevation models at 30m and 90m resolution and are derived from a combination of SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission v4.1) data corrected with multi-source cartographic data, and are perfect for 3D simulation and visualisation applications, base mapping, energy and geological surveys.

All PlanetObserver data is available in a range of standard formats, and is also available as an additional layer in the Getmapping Online GIS software.

“We have been providing high quality aerial imagery and elevation data across the UK and Africa for a number of years and it has always been our intention to provide our customers with a global offering,” said Pete Bonham, Getmapping’s Business Manager. We expect satellite imagery and DEMs to be particularly popular with our Online GIS customers who can subscribe to access the data from within the application. The high quality data from PlanetObserver covers the entire surface of the Earth, and provides excellent base layers for our expanding Online GIS application, it really adds value to our offering,” continued Bonham.

Laurent Masselot, CEO of PlanetObserver added, “Our new cooperation with Getmapping is a major step forward to efficiently supply our geospatial data to a large user community. We’re particularly excited to reach out to users of Getmapping online GIS software and have them take advantage of our value-added products.”

About PlanetObserver

PlanetObserver has over 25 years of geospatial data processing expertise and provides a full range of value-added geospatial products: global imagery mosaics in natural colours complemented by high quality Digital Elevation Models. All products are developed internally. PlanetObserver imagery and terrain products are perfect for many commercial, military and consumer applications, ranging from web mapping to 3D visualisation and simulation solutions, flight simulation, cartographic mapping and audio-visual production.

About Getmapping

Getmapping Plc is a leading provider of aerial photography, LiDAR, digital mapping and web based services across Europe and Africa. Getmapping has offices in Hartley Wintney, UK, Cape Town and Centurion in South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya. Getmapping was the first company to have up to date nationwide aerial coverage of Britain and pioneered online delivery of aerial photography to business and the public at large. Today Getmapping provides a wide range of geographic data, and has developed a portfolio of value added mapping products and services tailored to specific client needs including data hosting, online data delivery and web-based GIS. Getmapping services a wide variety of markets including local authorities and central government, property and construction, mining, environmental consultants, press and media, as well as providing planning services to the general public.

For further information please call +33 (0) 4 73 44 19 00 or fill in the form in the contact page.

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