July 18, 2002 – Space Imaging, the provider of Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government markets, has announced that it has completed delivery of one-meter, high-resolution satellite images of the entire 3,515 square-mile island of Puerto Rico. The mosaicked, map accurate imagery was bought by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The agreement was signed through Space Imaging’s reseller, RLDA Surveying & Mapping (Puerto Rico), to advance the development of Puerto Rico’s Geographical Information Archive project to enable the Commonwealth to more efficiently plan and manage high-profile infrastructure projects such as highways, water and electric power distribution, natural resource inventory improvement, risk mitigation, and effective emergency response. The project included the delivery of IKONOS orthorectified imagery products to all of Puerto Rico’s land-related and mapping agencies. The entire island was shot at one-meter resolution with a horizontal accuracy of up to 4-meters and 1:4,800 National Map Accuracy Standard (NMAS).