Spot Image to provide 2.5 meter resolution imagery for Google Earth

Spot Image to provide 2.5 meter resolution imagery for Google Earth

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Toulouse, 22 January 2007 – Spot Image has entered into an agreement with Google in order to improve the available resolution of Google Earth products over wide areas of the world. Under a multi-year agreement, Spot Image will provide Google Earth with 2.5 meter resolution imagery taken from the SPOT5 satellite.

As of January 22, users will be able to see new high resolution satellite images on Google Earth for various European areas including France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain and Portugal.

“We always look to work with the best satellite imagery providers and are very pleased to be working with a French company. Giving our users access to the highest quality images is very important for us. We hope this will help them explore more of our planet from above”, said Mats Carduner, Head of France and Southern Europe for Google.

“This cooperation with Google is a great opportunity to enlarge the community of people who enjoy the images taken by the SPOT satellites, and to show all the benefits of Earth observation from space. I am convinced it will contribute to growing public interest for this technology. We are very enthusiastic at Spot Image about this cooperation.”, said HervĂ© Buchwalter, President and CEO, Spot Image.

– About Spot Image
Spot Image’s wide range of products and services makes it a leading supplier of geospatial information. The company has perfected the ability to harness space- and ground-based systems to meet customers’ needs. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, with subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and the United States, the Spot Image group leverages a global network of ground receiving stations, partners and distributors to bring geographic information to public- and private-sector decision-makers worldwide. For more info visit: www.spotimage.fr/home