AirPhotoUSA® Offers First Comprehensive 1-Foot Aerial Imagery of USA

New strategy offers nationwide coverage with maximum image clarity and platform compatibility

Phoenix, AZ (June 27, 2006) – GlobeXplorer®’s AirPhotoUSA today announced the first comprehensive collection of 1-foot resolution aerial photography for the nation. The new offerings will be the highest resolution off-the-shelf seamless imagery commercially available on a nationwide basis. Guided by a ‘3C’ mantra of industry-leading clarity, coverage, and compatibility, GlobeXplorer and AirPhotoUSA will make this data available through a combined suite of online and offline products.

AirPhotoUSA, the first to move the industry from a one-meter resolution to a 2-foot resolution standard, is leading the way again with a nationwide update schedule to 1-foot resolution imagery,” GlobeXplorer’s President Rob Shanks said,  “Customers simply won’t settle for less resolution than 1 foot anymore.” 

AirPhotoUSA has more than 100,000 square miles in acquisition so far for 2006 at 1-foot resolution, and a goal of several hundred thousand by year’s end, more than anyone else in the marketplace. “We understand the importance of going beyond major urban core coverage to include secondary and tertiary markets that are seeing so much growth currently,” said Paul Burrows, AirPhotoUSA’s President.

AirPhotoUSA Premium imagery will be made available on DVD in AirPhotoUSA’s Photomapper® product, as well as online through GlobeXplorer’s Web services for mappers (ImageConnect®), consumers/real estate (ImageAtlas®), and application developers (ImageBuilder®).

“Today’s data vendors and providers of Web viewing tools struggle to offer current imagery views and in many cases aren’t adequate to distinguish ground features,” said Shanks.  “GlobeXplorer’s seamless compatibility with Web-based and desktop platforms like Google Maps®, ESRI®, MapInfo®, and Autodesk®, and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth® ensures that users of these applications will no longer have to settle for outdated, low resolution images,” said Shanks.

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About AirPhotoUSA
Since 1997, AirPhotoUSA, a GlobeXplorer company, has continuously advanced the widespread application of aerial imagery with innovation and technology in pre-packaged, value priced, visual information solutions. AirPhotoUSA is a principle resource for both off-the-shelf and custom acquired aerial imagery, producing the most current and extensive seamless nationwide imagery coverage at the highest resolution available. AirPhotoUSA serves a range of industries including Real Estate, Retail, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Government Agencies, Utilities, Location Based Services, Visual Simulation, and Professional GIS. For more information, visit

About GlobeXplorer
GlobeXplorer LLC is a leading geographic data integration and publishing company providing online access to the world’s largest commercial library of aerial photos, satellite imagery, geographic maps, and real property information. Through dynamic Web applications, Web services, APIs, Internet portals, and Internet-aware devices, GlobeXplorer distributes interactive geographic content via flexible subscription services. GlobeXplorer owns AirPhotoUSA, the nation’s largest, high quality aerial imagery provider. For further information, contact GlobeXplorer at or visit GlobeXplorer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp.

About Stewart
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at