Italy: e-GEOS has become the partner of Google’s Enterprise division in Italy. It will develop and distribute geospatial solutions based on Google Earth Enterprise technology. The company was set up by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales).
Google Earth Enterprise is the professional version of the Google technology that can support the implementation of GIS system and geo-location systems intended to make geospatial data and images accessible to internal and external users.
As exclusive distributor of the COSMO-SkyMed radar satellite constellation, e-GEOS adopted Google Earth Enterprise technology to allow its customers access to COSMO-SkyMed images, including the 5M-resolution mosaic of Italy generated by e-GEOS with the support of the Italian Space Agency.
e-GEOS also uses the Google Earth Enterprise platform to optimise access to its vast library of geographic information resources, which includes high-resolution optical satellite images, aerial photographs and digital maps. The company’ product is completed by RealVista aerial images, which guarantee a high level of precision, detail and uniformity, and are updated on an ongoing basis.
Sanjay Patel, Enterprise Geo Applications Manager EMEA at Google, said, “The partnership with e-GEOS represents an important step for us in providing a clear endorsement of the professional version of Google Earth technology in Italy. Considering the primary market target of Google Earth Enterprise products (medium-sized and large companies, and the public administration), e-GEOS was the natural choice as partner for the launch of our platform in Italy in view of the company’s wealth of expertise and illustrious track record in this field.”
Marcello Maranesi, CEO of e-GEOS, said, “The synergy between Google and e-GEOS in developing geospatial solutions will enable large companies, the public administration and indeed, all players that manage operations and infrastructure in the country to equip themselves with a tool that enhances their geographic information resources, making such information intuitive and quick to use”.