Press Release

Space Imaging Introduces Online Purchasing of 5-Meter Resolution Satellite Imagery

By SpaceRef Editor
February 21, 2002
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Online Ordering and Fulfillment of 5-Meter Imagery Sets New Standard

Space Imaging, the world’s leading provider of Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government markets, is now offering custom-area, 5-meter resolution satellite imagery of the continental United States from the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites through Space Imaging’s new Carterra Online”. Customers can order the 5-meter, cloud-free, panchromatic, orthorectified imagery in three easy steps and have the order quickly filled for an introductory price of $1.50 per sq. km.

  • By using the new Carterra Online at, customers can quickly view 5-meter imagery of the entire continental U.S. Carterra Online has a new HTML interface which requires no plug-ins to download. Base-map layers and map symbols, in addition to multiple image dates, can be turned on and off.
  • Customers can define their own custom area and Carterra Online will then instantly calculate the total square kilometers and cost. The footprint of the area can be adjusted by the customer until the correct area and specifications are defined.
  • Once a suitable area has been selected, customers can order the imagery directly online using a secure credit card transaction. The custom area will be automatically cut out and delivered to the customer electronically. Customers may choose rapid off-line delivery for larger orders. Most orders are typically fulfilled in less than 24 hours.
  • “As the largest private forest management company in the United States, fast delivery of map accurate satellite imagery gives us a competitive edge. Carterra Online allows us to quickly carve out a specific area for a project without having to order un-needed imagery,” said Phillip Glassco, manager of Forestry Services, Resource Management Service. “We know exactly what we will get because we can see it online.”

    “With Carterra Online, our customers can directly view, select and receive 5-meter ortho imagery any time of the day or night and receive that data online, in a very short time,” said Mindy Brown, director of Worldwide E-Business, Space Imaging. “This enables them to focus on the core needs of their business, rather than on obtaining and managing their geospatial data.”

    The custom-area 5-meter product is ideal for regional planning, emergency management, homeland security, and utility corridor management. The imagery is orthorectified with a horizontal accuracy of up to 25-meters and 1:50,000 National Map Accuracy Standard (NMAS).

    Other features of Carterra Online include the ability to save searches, track orders and customize online preferences. Users can create their own page at MyCarterra Online for quick access to their previous saved areas and orders.

    Five-meter resolution satellite imagery products can also be ordered by calling the Customer Service Center at 800-232-9037 or 301-552-0537 or by contacting a Space Imaging Regional Affiliate or authorized reseller.

    About Space Imaging

    Space Imaging is a leading supplier of visual information products and services derived from space imagery and aerial photography. The company launched the world’s first one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999. Other products are produced from the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites, U.S. Landsat, Canada’s RADARSAT and the European Space Agency’s ERS satellites. Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery products collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1″). For detailed information about Space Imaging, visit its Web site at

    SpaceRef staff editor.