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Kodak & GlobeXplorer announce agreement to deliver aerial images online

Eastman Kodak Company and GlobeXplorer, Inc., a technology company that distributes interactive aerial and satellite photos via the Internet, have reached a distribution agreement to deliver Kodak Citipix imagery to GlobeXplorer’s growing customer base, including MapQuest and Maps.com, two leading Internet mapping portals.

The terms of the agreement between Kodak and GlobeXplorer were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, Kodak’s Commercial & Government Systems unit will make available the assets of Kodak Citipix imagery, one of the world’s largest databases of high-resolution aerial images. GlobeXplorer also will provide distribution clients in the real estate, insurance and professional mapping industries.

GlobeXplorer will have has access to over 200 terabytes of Kodak’s existing high-resolution digital imagery, which covers over 60 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the U.S. The agreement also provides GlobeXplorer with access to new images as Kodak’s aerial image collection expands.

In addition to Internet delivery, specific images will be packaged and sold directly by GlobeXplorer as part of a value added reseller (VAR) agreement. Through the VAR program with Kodak, Citipix imagery is available to GlobeXplorer customers as ortho-rectified digital mosaic images at six-inch, one-foot, and higher ground resolutions.