Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, March 15, 2010 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that more than 6.5 Million square kilometers of its satellite imagery taken over North and South America is now available on the RapidEye Geodata Kiosk.
Over 4 Million square kilometers of the United States can be searched for, purchased and delivered entirely online including the states of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. The additional 2.5 Million km² are some of the larger states of Brazil including Bahia, Mato Grosso, Para, Paraná and São Paulo.
“This is the next step in expanding our Geodata Kiosk with global imagery. We are excited about having these new large areas of North and South America available with low percentages of cloud cover, which is quite an achievement, especially in much of Brazil,” commented Wolfgang G. Biedermann, CEO of RapidEye. “Now, anyone globally that needs imagery over these areas will have a quick online source for some beautiful terrain in high resolution. We are planning on having more and more imagery over the U.S., Europe and additional countries available in quick succession over the next few months, which will please many customers on both sides of the Atlantic.”
The RapidEye Geodata Kiosk, RapidEye’s online source for satellite imagery, became available in early December 2009, and was introduced with the entire country of Germany available for purchase. This became the foundation of RapidEye’s commitment to making a selection of its ever-growing catalog of data from around the globe available online to anyone at anytime. Over the course of 2010, its online source for RapidEye imagery will continue to expand on a daily basis. To obtain regular updates on the progress of the kiosk, follow RapidEye on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rapideye_kiosk or email email@example.com and ask to subscribe.
The RapidEye Geodata Kiosk can be accessed through www.geodatakiosk.com, or through the company’s website at www.rapideye.de. RapidEye values customer feedback and requests that any comments regarding the Kiosk be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in RapidEye imagery from other parts of the world that are not currently available on the Kiosk, the RapidEye Library can be accessed by contacting a local distributor (for a full list, visit RapidEye’s website at www.rapideye.de/home/about-us/distributors/index.html; or by contacting RapidEye’s Customer Service department at email@example.com.
About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 120 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010. RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Brandenburg in Germany. For more information on ERDF please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about RapidEye, please visit www.rapideye.de.