The purpose of this group, which was officially presented at the 22nd ISPRS Congress in Melbourne, Australia, is to offer opportunities to assess the utility of Pléiades data for applications and to give users a forum for feedback. It is open to all users of satellite data across all areas of activity.
To this end, Astrium Services is issuing a call for projects today with a view to sharing the first results by mid-2013 at a special seminar.
To take part, simply put forward a site for which reference terrain data are available—for example, ground control points, a DEM, 3D model, land-use/land-cover or cadastral data—and briefly describe your assessment project. Preference will be given to projects ready to make their reference terrain data available to the Pléiades Users Group. Projects may be submitted from today up to 30 September 2012.
Astrium Services will provide Pléiades products free of charge for all areas of interest in selected projects. In return, selected candidates will undertake to communicate their results to all members of the Pléiades Users Group before April 2013. Lastly, all images shall be made available to user group members so that users not in possession of terrain data or whose projects do not make the selection may take part in the Pléiades data assessment effort.
We invite as many of you as possible to respond to this call for projects!