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SPOT Image introduces SPOT Online Access

Chantilly, USA, 19 June 2007: SPOT Image Corp. has unveiled SPOT Online Access (access.spot.com), a web-based e-commerce portal that allows customers to browse, purchase and download satellite imagery online. Currently supporting SPOT and Formosat-2 data, the services will soon be expanded to include other satellite and aerial geo-spatial data.

Currently available to the U.S. market, SPOT Online Access offers two new online services:

An “Online Store,” where users can purchase online extracts of SPOTMaps product. SPOTMaps, is a 2.5-meter-resolution, natural-color, country-wide ortho-mosaicked image of France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Luxembourg. All imagery was collected within the past three years by the SPOT 5 satellite and ortho-rectified using high-quality 3D location data.

An “Online Library,” where users can access, manage and share geo-spatial data for SPOT and Formosat-2 data. Each client’s data is hosted and accessible online through SPOT Online Access. Existing SPOT clients can use the site to access a complete record of data purchases made by their organization in recent years. Each purchased scene is listed with the licensing terms under which it was originally bought.

Initially offered to U.S. customers, SPOT Online Access will soon be open for business to users worldwide.