Astrium to provide imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth

Bora-Bora captured by Astrium's Pleiades in 2012
Bora-Bora captured by Astrium's Pleiades in 2012
Credits: CNES 2012 distribution Astrium services spot image

The satellite imagery provider Astrium has announced on its website that they have entered into an agreement with Google to provide high-resolution imagery from its satellites for Google Maps, Google Earth and other Google products and services. The imagery products stem from Astrium's Pléiades as well as from SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite constellation, offering updated imagery products at resolution up to 50cm.

Astrium elaborates: "Pléiades 1A and 1B are Europe’s first very high-resolution Earth-observation satellites, offering exceptional performance to support both commercial and government markets with 50cm resolution imagery products. The SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 constellation, operated in conjunction with Pléiades, offers 1.5m resolution imagery products and is uniquely capable of mapping continent-wide areas."