Cologne, Germany: AeroGRID has signed agreements with two new partners, The Institut Geographique National (IGN, France) and CNIG España adding full ortho-photo coverage of France and Spain to its aerial photography coverage of Western Europe.
IGN is a national mapping agency for France. IGN France has a year-on-year national update programme for aerial photography and uses its fleet of aircraft to capture areas for public departments concerned with many scientific and environmental projects such as logging forest damage, flood and oil slick monitoring, surveys of archaeological sites and night flights to measure light pollution.
CNIG Spain is the commercial department for Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN-E, Spain). IGN-E is the national mapping agency, and, as part of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, is responsible for the observation and maintenance of the national geodetic networks, producing and updating national cartography, producing and maintaining the Spanish Spatial Data Infrastructure and measuring and recording seismic and volcanic activity.
“This agreement enables us to provide a continuous dataset of more than one million square miles (1.7 million km²) to our customers across the world” said Miles Taylor, General Manager, AeroGrid. “Our role is to make all this imagery available to the multinational audience, thereby making the procurement of worldwide aerial imagery much more convenient and cost effective,” continued Taylor.
“Agreement with AeroGRID will increase the wide dissemination and re-use of its national reference orthophoto collection and enable closer interoperability with IGN Spain,” said Patrice Parisé, General Director, IGN France.
“Agreement with AeroGRID is a good example of our data re-use policy for Spanish geographic information, in this case, national orthophoto coverage. These agreements together with IGN-E and IGN-F´s orthophoto data enable AeroGRID to provide a multinational offering and significant value add,” said Sebastian Mas, Director of CNIG.