- September 19, 2008
- Posted by: EARSC
- Category: EARSC News
PlanetObserver, one of the leading suppliers of satellite imagery data, announces the creation of a new seamless global digital Earth imagery database in natural true colours with a resolution of 15m/pixel.
Here are a few figures about this new Earth observation tool : 8,600 scenes collected from the civil observation satellite Landsat 7 ETM+, a 10-terabyte dataset split into 16,200 tiles of 600 Mb each.
This dataset was carefully developed to offer an outstanding visual quality, which is PlanetObserver’s area of expertise, while presenting technical features similar to other existing global mosaics (georeferenced and orthorectified data).
It is constructed using true colour input imagery, i.e. the 3 bands of the satellite sensor visible to human eyes. Colours match perfectly the true beauty of planet Earth, both on land areas and on coastlines, and are processed in a seamless and homogenous way.
This new Earth dataset is truly global and includes Antarctica and all islands. The imagery provides an extensive discovery of the planet, both in 2D and in 3D thanks to a 90m resolution Digital Elevation Model, originating from the NASA Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) data enhanced by PlanetObserver.
PlanetObserver global Earth imagery constitutes the perfect resource for IT applications, 2D and 3D navigation and simulation solutions, webmapping, museographic applications (large format prints, interactive animations, thematic exhibitions ), media, etc.
PlanetObserver data are already online at www.viamichelin.fr and www.geoportail.fr.
From its setting-up in 1989, the company PlanetObserver based in Clermont-Ferrand (France) specializes in satellite imagery processing and in the production of natural true colour imagery mosaics covering large territories, which was a totally innovative concept at the end of the 80’s. Since then, PlanetObserver imagery is widely used in many application sectors ranging from IT applications, cartography and webmapping, special events, museographic applications to the media sector.
Website : www.planetobserver.com
Phone: +33 4 73 44 19 00