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SPOT Image Corp. Awarded GSA Contract

(January 2009) SPOT Image Corp. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to sell SPOT satellite imagery and related products and services to federal, state and local government agencies at pre-negotiated rates.

Offered under the GSA Information Technology (IT-70) Schedule, the new SPOT contract greatly simplifies and accelerates the acquisition process for the multitude of government entities that rely on satellite imagery and derived products to better serve the American public.

SPOT applied for the GSA contract to assist our government customers with the need to immediately acquire time sensitive and mission critical imagery information,” said Antoine de Chassy, President of SPOT Image Corp. “By negotiating attractive pricing and terms, GSA has streamlined the purchasing process for both new and long-time government users of SPOT and FORMOSAT-2 image products.”

Government users of geospatial information will be pleased to find that nearly the entire catalogue of SPOT products has been offered in the GSA contract, including new and archived 2.5m – 20m standard SPOT images in a variety of scene sizes, geo-coded and ortho-rectified SPOTView custom mosaic products, Reference 3D data sets, Digital Elevation Models, SPOTMaps off-the-shelf mosaics, and Vegetation data. The GSA offering also includes some special processing services as well as new and archived imagery from the Taiwanese FORMOSAT-2 satellite.

The contract is effective immediately and will continue through 2013.

About Spot Image

SPOT Image Corporation of Chantilly, VA, is a fully-owned North American subsidiary of Spot Image. With three operational Earth observation satellites in orbit and three more under development, Spot Image is a leading supplier of geospatial information. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, with subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Peru, Singapore and the United States, the Spot Image group leverages a global network of ground receiving stations, partners and distributors to bring an extensive variety of geographic information products and services to public- and private-sector decision-makers worldwide.

(source: Spacenewsfeed and SPOT Image)