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European Space Imaging joins forces with Euromap expanding product range to include high and medium resolution RESOURCESAT-1 imagery

European Space Imaging announced that the company has started the
distribution of imagery from the new IRS-RESOURCESAT-1 satellite to
customers in Europe and North Africa.

European Space Imaging announced that the company has started the
distribution of imagery from the new IRS-RESOURCESAT-1 satellite to
customers in Europe and North Africa. RESOURCESAT-1 collects imagery at
resolutions ranging from 5 to 60 meter which complements European Space
Imaging’s product suite of very high resolution IKONOS imagery of up to
80 cm resolution.

The distribution of RESOURCESAT-1 imagery
by European Space Imaging is made possible through an agreement with
Euromap of Neustrelitz, Germany. Euromap is the company responsible for
the reception and distribution of imagery from the Indian Remote
Sensing programme in Europe. The company started systematic reception
and processing of RESOURCESAT-1 imagery over Europe in March of this
year and has collected IRS-1C and 1D data since 1996.

The RESOURCESAT-1 satellite was successfully launched into sun
synchronous orbit on October 17, 2003 with a planned mission life of
five years. RESOURCESAT-1 continues the high quality service provided
by IRS-1C/D but with vastly enhanced data quality delivered by three
improved multispectral cameras. A solid state onboard recorder ensures
global coverage. Since November 2004, Euromap directly collects
RESOURCESAT-1 data over Europe and North Africa through their ground
station in Neustrelitz.

RESOURCESAT-1 allows simultaneous acquisition of multispectral data at
swath widths ranging from 600 via 140 to 23 km and spatial resolutions
from 60 via 20 to 5 m respectively. This unique combination of sensors
makes RESOURCESAT-1 data the ideal solution for a full range of remote
sensing applications including land use mapping, agricultural
monitoring, disaster assessment and many more.

The multispectral scanner LISS-III (140 km swath) is ideally suited to
fill in the absence of a fully operational Landsat ETM. “During its
eight years of operation Euromap has built an excellent reputation of
delivering quality products from the IRS 1C and 1D systems”, says
Adrian Zevenbergen, European Space Imaging’s General Manager. “The
addition of IRS products to our product portfolio allows us to offer
our customers and resellers the major range of spatial and spectral
properties that the remote sensing business community currently

“European Space Imaging’s sales channels
and market reach will help us to quickly introduce our RESOURCESAT
products and opens also further project opportunities for Euromap’s
parent company GAF”, says Dr. Rupert Haydn, Managing Director of
Euromap and CEO of GAF AG.

“We are convinced that joining the resources of both companies will
expand the use of IRS imagery in various earth observation projects
throughout Europe and North Africa.”

About European Space Imaging

European Space Imaging is the pre-eminent
supplier of high quality, high-resolution, global IKONOS satellite
imagery and derived information products to customers in Europe.
European Space Imaging is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and is a
commercial Regional Affiliate of Space Imaging Inc. from Colorado, USA.
European Space Imaging‘s imagery product line is derived from IKONOS,
the world‘s first commercial high-resolution imaging satellite.
Launched in September 1999, IKONOS has revolutionized the geographical
information industry. With a ground resolution of just 82 centimeter,
and positional accuracy of 1 meter horizontally, this represents the
most accurate satellite imagery data currently available to commercial

About Euromap

Satellitendaten-Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH was founded in 1996 as a 100%
owned subsidiary of GAF AG creating an efficient commercial structure
to receive, archive and market satellite earth observation data in
Germany. Experience and expertise in data reception and processing is
optimally combined with marketing and distribution activities –
providing the essential conditions for supporting a growing user-market
in remote sensing data. Euromap GmbH is located in Neustrelitz,

Point of contact for media:

European Space Imaging GmbH

Nadine Paraton, MarketingManager Phone: +49 – (0) 89 13 014 2-55

Fax: +49 – (0) 89 13 014 2-22


(Credits European Space Imaging)