Brandenburg, Germany: RapidEye announced that its first large-scale mosaic is now available for purchase. Consisting of 750 tiles covering 25 x 25 square km areas, this contiguous satellite image covers entire Germany.
Michael Prechtel, Marketing Director at RapidEye said, “Our German mosaic can be used as reference material for applications such as natural disasters, safety, environment, agriculture, forestry, water conservation, transport and spatial planning. For example, extensions of municipal and industrial areas, or changes in forests, fields and meadows can be obtained. We have provided RapidEye’s German mosaic to the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information at the DLR that will use it as a reference for crisis mapping.”
The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) supports humanitarian aid efforts in crisis regions with quick satellite image maps when a disaster occurs. The ZKI is associated with the disaster management initiative (SPIDER) within the United Nations. The German mosaic was developed for the project DeSecure, which aims to improve satellitebased crisis information in Germany.