Press Release

Space Imaging Introduces Online Purchasing of IKONOS Satellite Imagery

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2003
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Online Ordering of High-Resolution Imagery Sets New Industry Standard

Space Imaging, the world’s leading
provider of Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government
markets, is now offering the ability to purchase worldwide Geo 1-meter and
4-meter resolution IKONOS satellite imagery through Space Imaging’s Internet
portal, Carterra Online(TM) ( ). The
IKONOS archive has more than 900,000 images taken in just the past three

By using the newly redesigned Carterra Online customers can order the Geo
product in three easy steps. Customers can define their custom area and
Carterra Online will instantly calculate the total square kilometers and cost.
The footprint of the area can be adjusted until the correct area and
specifications are defined. Once the desired area has been selected, the
imagery can be ordered directly online using multiple payment methods
including a secure credit card transaction. The custom area will be processed
and delivered to the customer by FedEx. Secure electronic delivery can also
be established. Orders have a minimum purchase of 49 sq. km. and are
typically fulfilled in less than 24 hours.

“Our Geo product has always been our most popular and now we’ve made
purchasing it quick and easy,” said Gene Colabatistto, president of Space
Imaging, Solutions. “Customers can now directly define, view, select and
purchase 1- and 4-meter IKONOS GEO imagery any time of the day or night and
receive that data in a very short time.”

IKONOS Geo imagery is georeferenced and is available in black-and-white,
color or multispectral. It has a horizontal accuracy of up to 15-meters
(ce90) not including effects of terrain.

Another new product recently added to Carterra Online is One-Meter USA of
16 cities and related counties in the U.S. One-Meter USA is $25 per sq. km.
and has a minimum purchase of only 1 sq. km. These city datasets of IKONOS
imagery are mosaicked, tonally balanced and orthorectified to 10-meter (ce90),
or 1:12,000 National Map Accuracy Standard (NMAS). Customers follow the same
steps for ordering online Geo products and, depending on the size, have it
delivered online or by FedEx. Space Imaging plans to load more than
150 metropolitan areas. One-Meter USA is ideal for local government planning,
emergency management, utilities infrastructure and homeland security. The
entire countries of Puerto Rico and Jamaica are also available.

“IKONOS leads the market in its quality of accuracy, and One-Meter USA
reflects this excellence in the precision of its map accuracy,” said Mindy
Brown, executive director of Space Imaging’s E-Business. “Customers quickly
obtain an area and use it almost immediately since we’ve orthorectified and
mosaicked the images for them. Because of the 1 sq. km. minimum order size,
One-Meter USA is great for small quick projects. It’s also dually suited for
an entire city or county because of the large areas we have mosaicked.”

In addition, Space Imaging continues to load entire states of its
colorized 5-meter resolution satellite imagery from the Indian Remote Sensing
(IRS) satellites. Customers can order the 5-meter, cloud-free, panchromatic,
orthorectified imagery in the same three easy steps and have the order quickly
filled for $1.80 per sq. km. Larger areas carry increased discounts. The
imagery is orthorectified with a horizontal accuracy of up to 25-meters and
1:50,000 NMAS. In addition, adjoining states are mosaicked to one another.

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 high-resolution, commercial Earth imaging
satellite, IKONOS(TM), on Sept. 24, 1999. Other products are produced from
the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, the U.S. Landsat satellites and Canada’s
RADARSAT. Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery products
collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1(TM)). For more
information about Space Imaging visit its web site at .

SpaceRef staff editor.