Eastman Kodak Company’s Commercial and Government Systems (C&GS) unit, which provides image information solutions for commercial and government markets, and Space Imaging, one of the world’s leading providers of Earth imagery and related
services to commercial markets, today announced a worldwide agreement for
Space Imaging to be a master distributor of C&G’s KODAK Earth Imaging Products
which include CITIPIX aerial imagery and other worldwide imagery, under the
KODAK Earth Imaging Products brand.

Space Imaging and its more than 150 North
American resellers will begin selling the imagery in early April.

The database for CITIPIX aerial imagery will consist of 95 major
metropolitan areas in North America, including some 7,000 cities and towns and
600 counties in the U.S. and Canada.
Space Imaging will sell the
ready-to-use, orthorectified imagery in six-inch (15 cm), one-foot (30 cm),
two-foot (60 cm) and one-meter spatial resolutions.
The 24-bit color images
exceed NMAS accuracy requirements at 1:1,200 (+/- 3 feet).

“This agreement between Kodak and Space Imaging provides a wider
distribution of great imagery to Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) managers
and other decision-makers,” said Marty G. Graen, the newly named general
manager of KODAK Earth Imaging Products.
“We will continue to form such
strategic alliances to benefit our customers and to help them use images as
information in the most effective manner.”

“We are pleased to offer such a high-quality product to our customers and
to be among the first to bring KODAK Earth Imaging Products (EIP) to the
marketplace,” said Brian Soliday, vice president of Global Products and
Services of Space Imaging.
“The high spatial resolution of the KODAK EIP
imagery complements our broad offering of products and services from our
constellation of satellites and our own aerial imagery.”

The extensive, high-resolution coverage of KODAK EIP imagery is targeted
to commercial industries such as architecture, engineering, construction,
telecommunications, utilities, insurance, and real estate.
imagery is also often used by provincial, state and local governments.
expect these images to be well received by city planners, utility asset
managers and other urban GIS managers,” said Soliday.
“One of the main
advantages Kodak Earth Imaging Products provides is the immediate access to an
‘off-the-shelf’ archive of more than 500,000 square miles and the quick
turnaround time of processed imagery.”

Space Imaging and KODAK EIP are both present at the Geospatial Information
and Technology Association (GITA) trade show in San Diego, March 4-7.

About Commercial and Government Systems and KODAK Earth Imaging Products

Kodak’s Commercial & Government Systems unit provides innovative image
information solutions for business and government market needs.
This includes
aerial imaging, digital imaging systems for commercial imaging satellites,
earth images, optical systems for land and space telescopes, image data
analysis software, and custom image information solutions.

KODAK Earth Imaging Products provides off-the-shelf, orthorectified
imagery as well as georeferenced imagery with metadata in CD, tape, and print
KODAK EIP features a Web site for the on-line sale of
high-resolution color and black-and-white earth imagery.
The site can be
found at http://www.kodak.com/go/earthimaging.

About Space Imaging

Space Imaging is a leading supplier of visual information products derived
from space imagery and aerial photography.
The company launched the world’s
first and only one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite,
IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999.
The digital camera system aboard IKONOS was
designed and built by Kodak.
Other Space Imaging products are produced from
the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, the U.S. Landsat satellite, 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(TM)).
For more information about Space Imaging, visit