NIMA, NASA, White House Office of Science and Technology, Space Imaging and More to Convene at U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing D.C. Forum Next Week

Press Release From: Strategic Research Institute
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2003

U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Conference will commence on December 1 & 2, 2003 at the Westin Grand Hotel, Washington, D.C. Headlining presentations from Space Imaging, Orbimage, Digital Globe, National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), White House Office of Science and Technology and a panel of leading federal agency representatives will be part of the event. The conference is designed to provoke significant discussion amongst industry leaders regarding the dynamic state of commercial remote sensing in the United States.

On further note, Space Imaging received a NIMA ClearView contract award of $120 million earlier this year, and is in line for NIMA's second NextView award. NIMA's NextView program assures access to high resolution & quality satellite imagery from next generation commercial imaging satellites. With revenues over $200 million in 2003, Space Imaging is poised to begin construction of a next generation satellites upon expected award. In 2004, the company plans to aggressively pursue other markets within the federal government homeland security, department of interior and other agencies that will find value in geospatial services & products. This all supports the new presidential policy on commercial remote sensing released and approved on May 13, 2003.

Sponsors and exhibitors of this event include: Digital Globe, Space Imaging, National Reconnaissance Office, ASPRS, ISPRS, and the Association of American Geographers.

A Special Thanks to EOM

Earth Observation Magazine (EOM) serves as the official conference publication. Published by GITC America, Inc. and in print since 1992, EOM reveals the techniques and benefits of remote sensing technologies for practitioners in government, natural resources, and commercial enterprises. EOM provides timely coverage of developments in satellite imagery, aerial photography, digital topographic datasets and mapping applications, GIS, and more.

For complete conference and registration information, please log onto: You can also register by calling 888-666-8514 or e-mailing (Please mention priority code DPR000819 when registering).

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