Guildford, United Kingdom, July 8, 2013—Satellite imagery from DMCii is now fully supported within Esri’s popular ArcGIS software, making it easier for customers to work with the large multi-spectral images.
Launched at the 2013 Esri User Conference, ArcGIS 10.2 provides built-in support to help users get the most out of DMC 22m multispectral imagery. The new built-in support enables users to import this satellite imagery into their projects whilst preserving information such as location, time, and spectral bands and making it easily accessible by the user.
DMC satellites provide 48 state coverage of the United States on a cloud-optimised 15 day repeat. The new built-in support streamlines the process of grouping images and building catalogues allowing, for example, forestry users to easily compare changes in forest canopy or agricultural users to easily identify in-field variability of crops over time.
Paul Stephens, Director of Sales and Marketing at DMCii, explains “The additional support for DMCii imagery in ArcGIS 10.2 means it’s now easier than ever for over a million ArcGIS users to build our satellite imagery into their GIS.”
Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery at Esri adds, “Satellite imagery is an authoritative source of information for many applications. DMC satellite imagery has many unique attributes such as very large area coverage, and rapid revisit to a given area and we are pleased to work with DMCii to enhance our user’s experience working with this dataset within ArcGIS 10.2.”
Data processing chains can also be shortened with built-in support for DMCii imagery reducing the need for extensive processing. This, combined with real-time processing in ArcGIS 10.2, means images can be analysed and put to use more quickly than ever before.
DMCii is a UK-based supplier of remote sensing data products and services for international Earth Observation (EO) markets. DMCii supplies programmed and archived optical satellite imagery provided by the multi-satellite Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). DMCii’s data is primarily used in a wide variety of commercial and government applications including agriculture, forestry and environmental mapping, which benefit from reliable high temporal resolution optical imagery.
In partnership with the UK Space Agency and the other DMC member nations (Algeria, China, Nigeria, Turkey and Spain), DMCii works with the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ to provide free satellite imagery for humanitarian use in the event of major international disasters such as tsunamis, hurricanes, fires and flooding.
DMCii was formed in October 2004 and is a subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), the world leader in small satellite technology. SSTL designed and built the DMC with the support of the UK Space Agency and in conjunction with the other DMC Consortium member nations listed above.