Germany: RapidEye announced that GEOSYS, reseller of RapidEye products in France, has been chosen by Cemagref (public agricultural and environmental research institute in France) to provide the complete coverage of the French territory with RapidEye ortho-rectified satellite imagery at 5 m pixel resolution, taken over the period from May to September 2010. The ability to acquire several million square kilometres of images daily with the RapidEye satellite constellation allows GEOSYS to seamlessly meet their needs in just a few months, after the image acquisition, processing and delivery of the data.
The open tender launched for this acquisition under the Public Procurement Code, derives from the will of Cemagref and its partners to facilitate access to geospatial information for research and public actors, including administrations and local authorities in charge of agriculture, environment and territory. This requirement was acknowledged and launched by the project GEOSUD (“Geoinformation for Sustainable Development” or “Information Space and Sustainable Development”) in partnership between Cemagref, AgroParisTech, CIRAD and IRD. The first satellite coverage of France conducted by GEOSYS – RapidEye will be a crucial element.