The Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (MACRES) has signed a three-year agreement with Spot Image of France, for imagery reception from the entire SPOT constellation — SPOT 2, 4 and 5. This is the latest of a network of 22 SPOT stations located around the globe.
The multi-satellite station, located near Temerloh, about 150 kilometres northeast of Kuala Lumpur, received its first SPOT imagery on the 1st of July during the operational review. Spot Image trained local operators in the use of its procedures and interfaces and their integration with their own services (programming, catalogue updating, etc.). This type of support is now included in all data reception agreements.
Direct receiving stations are vital partners in exploiting the SPOT system and enabling the commercial Spot Image, S.A. to optimize worldwide access to its satellite image data.