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PlanetObserver – Your partner for high quality geospatial data

PlanetObserver offers a full range of value-added geospatial products, ready-to-use in any professional solution for visualization, simulation and mapping.

Founded in 1989, PlanetObserver is a French company specialized in geospatial data processing and production of ready-to-use imagery basemaps and elevation datasets. We control the whole supply chain, from raw data selection to in-house production of ready-to-use geospatial products. This approach is the key to offer a high level of service to our clients and partners. All geospatial products are developed internally, backed up by our know-how in geospatial data processing and more than 25 years of technological expertise.

Our product range includes global satellite imagery basemaps in natural colours with a unique visual quality, and global and accurate Digital Elevation Models. PlanetObserver is also a reseller of AIRBUS DS very high resolution imagery, and orthophotography from different suppliers (IGN, Getmapping, etc.).

With a constant commitment to R&D and innovation, and mastery of cutting-edge technologies, we are positioned as the supplier and partner of leading companies located in Europe, North America and Asia.

PlanetObserver imagery and elevation products are used in numerous commercial, military and consumer applications, ranging from orthorectification solutions, visualization and simulation solutions, web-mapping to cartographic mapping and audio-visual production. Our network of distributors includes East View Geospatial (US) and GAF (Germany).

Our Earth Observation (EO) clients include the European Space Agency and its centre for EO, ESRIN, in Italy and the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, the French space agency (CNES), RapidEye/Planet, and Thales Alenia Space, developer of space systems and solutions.

In the defense industry, our products are used as high quality geographic information layer in mission planning systems and flight simulation solutions. AIRBUS DS and AIRBUS Helicopters are amongst our customers. We also partner with developers of visualization and simulation solutions such as Agenium and Diginext (VirtualGeo solution).


PlanetSAT 15 global imagery basemap: Unique global imagery basemap at 15-meter resolution processed in natural colours (RGB). PlanetSAT 15 global basemap benefits from an annual update programme with cloudless and up-to-date imagery from different sources (Landsat 8, Sentinel-2). PlanetSAT 15 seamless basemap is available off-the-shelf in different standard formats.

[Image 1] PlanetSAT 15 global imagery basemap

PlanetSAT 15 L8 imagery basemap: Processed from fresh and cloudless Landsat 8 imagery, PlanetSAT 15 L8 is a seamless and natural colour basemap at 15-meter resolution. This entirely up-to-date imagery basemap covers 40% of the Earth’s landmass, including North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, India, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and all Asia (from China to the Korean peninsula, and Japan). PlanetSAT 15 L8 product is used for PlanetSAT 15 annual global update.

[Image 2] PlanetSAT 15 L8 – Abu Dabhi, UAE

On-demand very high resolution imagery: We offer on-demand Pleiades and SPOT 6/7 imagery as ready-to-use files as per customers’ requirements.

[Image 3] SPOT 7 – Sydney, Australia

PlanetDEM 30 Plus global elevation product: Digital Elevation Model offering a global coverage at 30-meter resolution and providing seamless, reliable and accurate data.

[Image 4] PlanetDEM 30 Plus – Mount Everest, Himalayas


PlanetObserver is a recognized supplier of high quality imagery and elevation products for different projects, such as:

Project with Diginext – End-user – Airbus DS: Diginext offers VirtualGeo solution for visualization and analysis of 2D & 3D geospatial information. PlanetSAT 15 global imagery basemap is part of the data package embedded in the solution and supplied to Airbus DS.

[Image 5] VirtualGeo

Project with Airbus Helicopters: PlanetDEM 90 global elevation product is used in Airbus Helicopters mission planning system. PlanetObserver has processed the product in specific data format in order to match the solution requirements.

Project for Flight Path 3D – In-flight Entertainment (IFE): PlanetObserver has supplied a specific version of PlanetSAT 15 global product embedding bathymetry information. This product is used in all Flight Path 3D solutions.

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63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Phone: +33 473 44 19 00