Space Imaging announced today the
availability of one-meter resolution color satellite imagery for the real
estate industry.
This high-quality satellite-based information has never
before been available to the commercial marketplace and will revolutionize the
way the real estate community does business and makes decisions.

“IKONOS color imagery of the Earth gives our real estate customers access
to a brand-new visual information source for conducting business,” said Brian
Soliday, vice president of Space Imaging North American sales and marketing.
“This imagery provides significantly more detail and information about the
land and the communities which the real estate industry is working to develop
and manage.
Compared to traditional line maps, this imagery provides
up-to-date, content-rich information about our ever-changing landscape.”

The highly detailed digital images show features such as trees, lawns,
houses, schools, roads, rivers and parks.
Images can be overlain with
geographic data such as street names, zip codes, zoning data, park names and
other information to help developers determine which areas are suitable for
development, evaluate existing infrastructure and determine property values.
Real estate customers can use the digital images for:

  • Prospecting and planning new properties or development opportunities;
  • Showing potential homebuyers the location of new properties for sale;
  • Showing areas suitable for development to companies interested in
    expansion or relocation;

  • Monitoring new construction such as office parks;
  • Evaluating commercial zoning projects; and
  • Monitoring and measuring urban sprawl.

“Our unique technology allows us to convert high-resolution IKONOS
satellite images into 3D environments that can be explored over the Internet
via the free TerraExplorer® viewer (available from Space Imaging under the
CARTERRA3D® brand), said Shimon Sharon, president and chief executive
officer of Skyline Software Systems, Inc. (www.skylinesoft.com).
”This
incredibly detailed view of the world can shorten the time it takes to
purchase real estate and it connects real estate buyers with advertising
content from local businesses or franchise outlets.“

IKONOS image products are sold under the CARTERRA® brand name.
Prices
range from $30-$45/sq.mi ($12-$17/sq.km) for North America (with a minimum
order of $1000) or $75-$112/sq.mi ($29-$44/sq.km) for regions outside of North
America (with a minimum order of $2000).
CARTERRA products are immediately
available and can be ordered through Space Imaging’s Customer Service Center
at 301-552-0537 or 800-232-9037.
More information about these and other
CARTERRA products is available on the Web site at www.spaceimaging.com.

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 September 24, 1999.
Other CARTERRA® products are produced from
the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, the 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(TM)).