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Comprehensive and accurate coverage

Our experts ensure that the best imagery is collected and processed to deliver ready-to-use coverage in required timeframes.
We also guarantee precise localization.

Ground Control Points - Highly accurate 3D coordinates – up to centimeter level!

Airbus Ground Control Points are essential for accurate ortho-rectification of aerial, optical satellite imageries and drone data, for precise localization of ground features and landmarks detection. Furthermore Ground Control Points calibrate and validate all kind of maps (topographic, HD maps) and increases the accuracy of Geo Data.

Fully independent of weather conditions and daylight the Ground Control Points can be extracted anywhere on Earth at any time.

Assets of Airbus Ground Control Points:

  • Essential for precise ortho-rectification of optical imagery, Elevation Models and Maps
  • Validate & Calibrate mobile mapping data & HD maps for autonomous driving vehicles
  • Precise Geo- Information Layer for Mapping (Map scales 1.2,500 – 1.10,000)
  • Runway accuracy determination for aircraft landing safety
  • Precise localization of ground features for mission planning

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Ground Control Points key features:

  • Accuracies up to 10 cm horizontal/vertical
  • Covering large areas (1000 km²) per product
  • Complementing in-situ measurements
  • 10 to 20 Ground Control Points to choose per product
  • ESRI shape file and Google KML file with the exact point location information

Your Advantages with Ground Control Points:

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High location accuracy to centimeter level
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Fast data collection processing and delivery
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Globally available as homogenous data source

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Intensive cost & time saving compared to in-situ measurements

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Basemap - The Most Reliable Worldwide Imagery Layer

Businesses, governments and institutions rely more and more on geolocalised information. To take informed decisions, prepare effective action plans or monitor missions, they use a basemap to visualize the context that surrounds their people and assets on the ground.

Basemap is a worldwide off-the-shelf imagery layer made from Airbus highest-grade satellite imagery. Sharp and constantly refreshed, it provides the most reliable context to you.

Basemap is powered by OneAtlas, the Airbus Intelligence digital platform.

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Basemap key features:

  • Worldwide off-the-shelf layer: Complete and consistent coverage of all earth landmasses
  • Highest-grade only: Curated satellite imagery, with marginal cloud cover
  • Sharp: 1.5m over the world, 50cm over the most populated urban areas. Precisely geolocated
  • Fresh: New images every day, refreshed every year

Your Advantages with Basemap:

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Reliable: Consistent, always fresh, all metadata included: you can trust the information we provide to you.

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Flexible delivery: Accessed through API and URL in various protocols, or downloaded to your system, it adapts to your workflows.
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Off-the-shelf: Tasking, selection, processing, ingestion… We take care of everything for you.

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24/7 dedicated customer support team

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