Energy sector customers gain access to Bing Maps imagery, roads, obliques, and routing transactions through integration with Spatial on Demand™
Boulder, Colorado ( July 7, 2010) – Spatial Energy, the leading source for digital imagery and services for the energy industry , today announced plans to integrate Microsoft Corp.’s Bing Maps Map Control and MapPoint Web Service into Spatial on Demand™ – the world’s largest energy-specific online database.
Spatial on Demand is an enterprise online platform used to store, access, query, and retrieve a company’s corporate geospatial data, as well as other energy-specific datasets. Sold as a subscription, Spatial on Demand provides easy access to vast archives of geospatial data from satellites, aerial photos, topographic maps, and DEMs, as well as the ability to store existing and newly collected data.
“With over 20 of the largest global oil and gas companies trusting Spatial on Demand with their geospatial imagery assets as well as access to the largest energy-specific online database, we’re delighted to enable our customers access to MapPoint Web Service through our Spatial on Demand subscription,” stated Bud Pope, Spatial Energy’s president. “Our customers fully understand the value of using static map images, direct map tile access, one-box search functionality, geocoding, and routing that Bing Maps WMS offers to any desktop Energy application, including IHS Petra, Geographix, Global Mapper, Petrosys, Mesa, Autodesk and ESRI. Customers using ESRI can also use a tile cache version of Bing Maps.”
Bing Maps datasets provide mapping and related web-based services, currently branded as the Virtual Earth Map Control and the MapPoint Web Service, for use in customer online service applications. Bing Maps provides ready-to-use, cartographically rendered and cached 2D and 3D map services, including worldwide orthographic aerial and satellite imagery, imagery overlaid with roads and labels, and street-level data for 67 countries/regions.
“We are excited to work with Spatial Energy to extend access to Bing Maps enterprise through their industry-leading Spatial on Demand subscriptions and services,” said Eric Waldman, regional manager of Bing Maps for Enterprise at Microsoft. “With petabytes of accurate, high-resolution global imagery, maps and frequent updates, Bing Maps provides energy companies access to an unprecedented foundation land base reinforcing their spatial data management. This combined with Microsoft’s cloud strategy of globally distributed content delivery networks and with edge-cached networking provides unparalleled speed and reliability to energy customers having a global presence.”
For more information regarding Spatial on Demand, visit: www.SpatialonDemand.com
About Spatial Energy
Serving four of the top five Fortune 100 oil and gas companies on a daily basis, Spatial Energy offers imagery solutions, enterprise hosting and delivery, and imagery analysis on behalf of the energy industry. Spatial Energy is solely dedicated to meeting the needs of energy companies operating worldwide. To that end, it acquires processes, manages, and serves the world’s most extensive collection of high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery, topographic maps, and digital elevation models (DEMs. Known for its innovative tools and its extensive data provider network, Spatial Energy is committed to providing cost-effective, simple tools to help energy access imagery across the enterprise. By reducing the cost, time, and effort associated with acquiring and analyzing complex imagery, Spatial Energy helps energy companies turn imagery from a time-consuming task into a corporate asset. For more information on Spatial Energy, visit www.spatialenergy.com.