including the acquisition of satellite images, on behalf of the Directorate-General
for Agriculture and Rural Development. The images are distributed to contractors
in the EU member states for processing and analysis, and are sent back to the
JRC for archiving and proof of purchase. The CwRS activity is now one of the
largest civil applications of remote sensing in Europe.
imagery and particularly their redistribution to contractors, each of whom must
generate accurate orthoimagery from raw scenes and locally sourced reference
materials. Also posing significant challenges were demonstrating the fulfilment of
data licensing requirements and in ensuring the consistency of orthoimages
generated by contractors within the scope of the contract.
on an already existing prototype of the ImageServer used internally at the JRC.
The new solution will add functionality to the existing ImageServer in terms of:
function as an external image portal
high-resolution reference imagery, and
Spacemetric is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and provides systems and
consulting on all aspects of satellite image production. The company has longstanding
expertise in operational solutions for the rigorous correction of satellite
remote sensing imagery. Other customers include the European Space Agency,
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (DMCii), the National Aerospace Laboratory in the
Netherlands, the Swedish National Land Survey, the Swedish Space Corporation
and the Swedish National Space Board.