FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPOT Image Welcomes East View Cartographic as Authorized Reseller
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - February 23, 2006 - East View Cartographic (EVC)
today announced an agreement with SPOT Image Corporation to become an authorized reseller of SPOT
satellite imagery products. SPOT provides a wide range of medium-resolution imagery ideal for uses
such as land management, telecom planning, or creating new street level vector data. SPOT satellites
have been collecting imagery since 1986. The SPOT archives now include more than 10 million images
covering most of the Earth’s surface several times over.
According to Kent Lee, President and CEO of East View Cartographic, “SPOT imagery is a great addition
to East View’s unparalleled collection of international maps and GIS data. It is an essential part of
our geospatial library and can help support the creation of custom solutions when combined with topographic
maps, additional imagery, or other geospatial products.”
EVC is already an authorized reseller of high-resolution imagery such as Ikonos and OrbView-3. SPOT is
an ideal complement to these products as medium-resolution satellite coverage of a larger area can be
combined with a high-resolution inset of a particular city or feature. Satellite coverage of a region
would be much more expensive with high-resolution imagery. It would take approximately 15 QuickBird
images to cover the 60 x 60 km area of one SPOT scene.
EVC also offers more specialized products from SPOT. Customized satellite programming is available and
SPOT has advanced stereo acquisition capabilities that support a variety of 3D products including 30
meter digital elevation models and a worldwide altimetry database.