Ministries of Defense (MODs) are tasked with making critical decisions regarding national security and defense, necessitating access to accurate and up-to-date information. One of the primary challenges faced by MODs is acquiring high-quality satellite imagery that offers a detailed view of the terrain, infrastructure, and potential threats within their designated regions. Traditional sources of very high-resolution satellite imagery often prove to be expensive when covering large areas, making them less viable for MODs.
Moreover, the ability to access data offline and obtain comprehensive documentation is essential for MODs to effectively utilize the information. Additionally, MODs require a dedicated team of experts capable of promptly addressing any data errors or accommodating special requests. Consequently, open-source geospatial data solutions do not adequately meet the unique requirements of MODs.