Jul 01, 2011

Astrium to Showcase End-to-End GEO-Information Services Capabilities at the 25th International Cartographic Conference

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  • Earlier this year, satellite imagery and geo-information specialists Spot Image and Infoterra, subsidiaries of Astrium Services, have combined forces to form Astrium’s new GEO-Information business division
  • As a Silver Sponsor of the ICC in Paris, Astrium GEO-Information Services will present its unique portfolio of extensive and accurate geo-information solutions that support clients’ success and enable informed decision-making
  • Key products and services for cartography and precision mapping such as SPOTMAPS, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and aerial imagery support sectors such as risk management, defence and security, urban planning and environmental monitoring.

Toulouse, July 1st 2011 – Astrium Services’ Geo-Information division, a leading global provider of geo-information products and services, is a Silver Sponsor at the 25th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) being held from 3-8 July this year at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.

Astrium offers a unique portfolio of geo-information services that span the entire value chain to clients worldwide. At ICC, the company will be demonstrating how its solutions – derived from airborne and satellite remote sensing data – are helping decision-makers to increase security, protect the environment and monitor natural resources more effectively.

According to Patrick Le Roch, Astrium Services’ GEO-Information Divisional Managing Director, “We’re delighted to be sponsoring and speaking at the International Cartographic Conference at a time when the role of geo-information has never been more important. This year alone, Astrium GEO-Information Services’ teams have been delivering geo-solutions to help monitor nuclear power plants, track floods in Australia, and provide vital data following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan – again demonstrating how our mix of geo-applications and services can bring a new dimension to problem solving even under the most difficult circumstances. Where there’s a pressing requirement for rapid, accurate and meaningful information, our geo-information services have an increasingly important role to play,” he continued.

As operators of SPOT satellites, exclusive commercial marketers of TerraSAR-X & TanDEM-X, and with unique access to a broad range of other spaceborne and airborne acquisition capabilities, Astrium Services’ GEO-Information division can provide customers with an unrivalled combination of Earth imagery – both optical and radar – as well as value-added expertise in a variety of vertical markets such as oil and gas exploration, emergency response, and forest monitoring.

“Visitors to ICC will appreciate the diversity of the many different geo-solutions we will demonstrate at the Conference and also how access to data and solutions has been simplified for customers through streamlined licensing and processing as well as custom made data management services,” continued Patrick Le Roch.

Astrium GEO-Information Services experts speaking at the ICC include:

  • D Clavet and M Bernard who will present innovative solutions for mapping northern Canada at Session C1 on Wednesday July 6th at 9:30 am;
    •H Schrader who will present 3D topographic mapping using TerraSAR-X elevation models at Session C2 on Wednesday July 6th at 10:30 am;
    •A Tewkesbury who will present object based image analysis for the operational production of high resolution land cover: the development of landbase at Session D4 on Thursday July 7th at 15:30.

For more information: www.astrium-geo.com