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October 14, 2016
Release of PlanetSAT 15 L8 imagery basemap of Asia by PlanetObserver

Clermont-Ferrand, France- The French company PlanetObserver, specialized in imagery basemap production for more than 25 years, announced today the coverage of Asia with PlanetSAT 15 L8 basemap, that covers now 40% of the Earth’s land mass.

Processed with fresh Landsat 8 source data, PlanetSAT 15 L8 is a unique natural colour imagery basemap that offers highly detailed, seamless and cloudless geographic information, perfect for 1:50,000 scale mapping.

Landsat 8 source data are carefully selected according to precise specifications, in particular concerning season and cloud cover. With PlanetObserver internal data processing chain, satellite images are assembled and processed homogeneously with high quality colour balance. Processed exclusively in natural colours (RGB channels), PlanetSAT 15 L8 basemap is the product closest to the Earth true colours.

Production of PlanetSAT 15 L8 imagery basemap goes at a rapid pace. Further to the coverage of Northern Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, India and Australia, PlanetObserver has finalised Asia that includes China, Mongolia, Korean peninsula and Japan. Western Europe will be ready for delivery early 2017. Our roadmap for end of 2017: North America, South America, and Southern Africa.

For all projects requiring a global basemap, PlanetSAT 15 L8 imagery can be easily combined with PlanetSAT 15 global basemap processed by PlanetObserver with multisource data (Landsat 7 and Landsat 8).

“PlanetObserver is positioned as a key supplier of high quality imagery basemaps, with regional and global coverages”, said Laurent Masselot, CEO of PlanetObserver. “PlanetSAT 15 L8 and PlanetSAT 15 basemaps are value added cartographic solutions, ready-to-use in any professional solution, from GIS to visualization and simulation systems, both for civil and military applications.”

To find out more about PlanetSAT 15 L8 basemap, visit PlanetObserver website at

About PlanetObserver

PlanetObserver offers a full range of value-added geospatial products: PlanetSAT imagery basemaps in natural colors with a unique visual quality, PlanetDEM global and accurate Digital Elevation Models, and a new service for on-demand Very High Resolution imagery and orthophotography. All products are developed internally, backed up by PlanetObserver’s know-how in geospatial data processing and more than 25 years of technological expertise. PlanetObserver geospatial data are perfect for numerous commercial, military and consumer applications, ranging from web-mapping to 3D visualization and simulation solutions, moving map apps, cartographic mapping to audio-visual production.

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