Trio team up to deliver high-res satellite images to NSW government

Louis Dillon

Geospatial Intelligence, Geoimage and Airbus Defence and Space have teamed up to provide the NSW government with state-wide, very high resolution satellite image mosaics.

Trio team up to deliver high-res satellite images to NSW government
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Spatial Services, as part of the NSW Department of Customer Services (previously the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation), requested NSW-wide satellite imagery products and services for temporal analysis at multiple epochs during 2019 and 2020 to determine the rate of change within dynamic regions of the state. 

Geospatial Intelligence said its tender win highlights the importance of satellite-derived data to the NSW government, and strengthens the company’s role in the Australian Earth observation community and space sector. 

“Using cutting-edge technology and some of the best Earth observation satellites available our company will deliver a product to the NSW government ahead of schedule, an achievement we are very proud of, as customer satisfaction has always been our key company objective,” said Geospatial Intelligence CEO Rob Coorey. 

Since June 2019, Geospatial Intelligence has tasked Airbus SPOT 6/7 satellites, capturing more than 1 million square kilometres of near-cloud free 1.5-metre resolution imagery over NSW, and Lord Howe Island, with a second capture of the state-wide imagery to begin in early 2020. 

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Geoimage is responsible for processing the SPOT6/7 data to provide a state-wide high-quality colour balanced mosaic and tiled product solution for each of the biannual captures. 

The supplied products and services will be available to be viewed by NSW state government agencies for internal purposes and for use within public facing web services. 

Providing the NSW government with the three-band state-wide mosaic for use in other applications delivers additional value to the data, and supports the government’s use of the data to inform decision-making. 

The department also has access to search the entire Airbus satellite archive, with over 100 billion square kilometres of satellite imagery from the Pléiades and SPOT constellations, through its online Geostore.

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