Germany: RapidEye announced that more than 6.5 million sq. km. of its satellite imagery taken over North and South America is now available on the RapidEye Geodata Kiosk. Over 4 million sq. km. of the United States can be searched, purchased and delivered entirely online including the states of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. The additional 2.5 million sq. km. are some of the larger states of Brazil including Bahia, Mato Grosso, Paŕa, Paraná and São Paulo.
Wolfgang G. Biedermann, CEO of RapidEye, said, “This is the next step in expanding our Geodata Kiosk with global imagery. We are excited about having these new large areas of North and South America available with low percentages of cloud cover, which is quite an achievement, especially in much of Brazil. We are planning on having more and more imagery over the US, Europe and additional countries available in quick succession over the next few months.”
The RapidEye Geodata Kiosk is an online source for satellite imagery, became available in early December 2009, and was introduced with the satellite imagery of Germany. This was the foundation of RapidEye’s commitment to making a selection of its ever-growing catalogue of data from around the globe available online to anyone at anytime.