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Saccess three months down the line

Spacemetric developed the Saccess satellite database over Sweden that was launched in late June 2008. After just three months it has nearly 900 users who have downloaded over 1.5 TB of imagery. Expansion to the other Nordic countries is now being studied

Saccess ( is the national database of satellite imagery covering the whole of Sweden. It was released online only in late June 2008 but by the end of September it already boasted some 900 registered users. In that time these users had downloaded more than 1.5 TB of data consisting of nearly 6,000 individual satellite scenes and over 1,100 mosaic products. Imagery from 2007 was the most popular. In second place is the oldest imagery in Saccess, dating from the 1970s.

The number of registered Saccess users continues to rise while new imagery for 2008 has now begun to be released. The Saccess project was also recently presented to a meeting of all the Nordic national mapping agencies and a feasibility study has been requested to investigate the expansion of the imagery in Saccess to cover the other countries. In the meantime, the currently available data is free of charge to any registered user in Sweden, Norway, Finland or Denmark.

Saccess is run by Lantmäteriet, the Swedish cadastre, mapping and land registry authority with operational costs financed by a consortium of government agencies and private companies. The complete Saccess system was developed and delivered by Spacemetric. The ordering and delivery system is fully automated with products generated on demand and delivered within a few hours of the order being placed.

About Spacemetric

Spacemetric is a Swedish company providing image management solutions for satellite and airborne imagery. Customers include the Swedish cadastre, mapping and land registry authority, the Swedish Air Force, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. and the European Space Agency.

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