Tasking your own satellite for data collection… there’s an app for that!

Yes indeed, recently, at the ESRIUC, Esri business partner, Airbus Defense and Space showed off their newly launched service that enables ArcGIS users to easily task a satellite (Pleiades and SPOT) for data collection over any area of interest. the service is now available through the ArcGIS Marketplace and boasts that users will receive their data within 30-60 days (See also the PR announcement).

Airbus Defense & Space Satellite Tasking at the Esri User Conference

Airbus Defense & Space Satellite Tasking at the Esri User Conference

This via the ArcGIS Marketplace blog… “This maximum priority satellite tasking service is the absolute fastest way to receive a newly acquired image, which makes it an important solution for disaster response activities and any application that requires capturing an event scheduled to take place on a specific day. The image is delivered with no commitment on cloud cover, so it’s important for the user to take weather and other atmospheric conditions into consideration when utilizing this service.”

Read more HERE & see also this blog post describing exactly how the service works

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