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GIS, Web & Mobile

Upgrade your web map apps and GIS tools
with visually appealing backdrops

With our strong R&D capacity and our web and database experience, we develop satellite imagery and elevation data adapted for GIS solution, web and mobile apps.

We are attentive to all actors implied in the application development chain, from developers to marketers. We adopt a true pro-active approach in order to offer satellite imagery and elevation data meeting the needs of professionals.

Application fields

  • Web-mapping
  • GIS solutions
  • Mobile apps


Web mapping applications and geolocation solutions have greatly expanded over the past years. Many web map services have developed, some with a global reach, and others at a more national scale. Satellite imagery is prominent in all those web solutions.

PlanetObserver partners with major actors of the French market, both with geolocation APIs such as ViaMichelin and Mappy, and with Geoportail, the French cartographic portal displaying reference public geographic data.

PlanetSAT satellite imagery is used as global basemaps displayed in those route-planner, mapping and geographic information websites.

Case study: ViaMichelin

GIS solutions

GIS solutions

GIS solutions (Geographic Information Systems) are widely spread today for many different business use cases. They constitute valuable tools for decision making that are based on layers of geographic information, including satellite imagery basemaps and elevation data.

PlanetObserver satellite imagery basemaps and elevation data are particularly adapted to all GIS and geolocation solutions, in many sectors:

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  • Real estate solutions
  • Geomarketing solutions
  • Fleet management
  • Geolocation services for different sectors (logistics, transport, humanitarian aid, etc.)

Case study: BeWapp

Mobile apps

 Mobile apps

Mobile apps derived from the mapping sector expand greatly. On top of major proprietary platforms that occupy a large market share, focused apps with satellite imagery basemaps and elevation data are being developed, both for private and business users.

Here are a few examples of mobile apps based on PlanetObserver satellite imagery basemaps and elevation data:

RS-Datentechnick / Sky-Map

Aviation moving map and flight planner application based on PlanetSAT 15 satellite imagery and PlanetDEM elevation data over Europe.

Sensetrails / Equiparcours

2D geolocation app for horse riding in Europe, based on topographic maps combined with PlanetSAT 2.5 high resolution satellite imagery.

Xample / Air Navigation Pro

Flight-planning and real-time navigation application for aircrafts, that integrates PlanetSAT satellite imagery combined with PlanetDEM elevation data at the global scale.

Harper Collins / Atlas by Collins™

Interactive atlas presenting geographic and geopolitical information on a selection of themed globes, featuring satellite views from PlanetObserver. PlanetSAT 15 global imagery product has been selected as the global basemap for displaying different information such as Unesco world heritage sites, global population distribution, etc.

Case study: Xample

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