GeoEye Inc. has partnered with Mitsubishi Corp. subsidiary Japan Space Imaging Corp. to provide a major Japanese ministry with access to comprehensive high-resolution satellite imagery of all of Japan through GeoEye's EyeQâ„¢ platform, according to a company statement.
“This agreement with JSI to serve a Japanese ministry marks an important milestone for GeoEye,“ said Christopher Tully, GeoEye's senior vice president of sales.
The agreement extends a deal established earlier this year.
Under the contract, JSI will provide Japanese ministry analysts with online, on-demand access to the GeoEye- and JSI-owned satellite imagery covering Japan using the EyeQ platform.
“The Japanese government is the first major international government to benefit from EyeQ managed services,“ Tully added. “This will allow the ministry's analysts to access geospatial data previously accessible only to highly advanced users.“
JSI will manage the flow of online products to ensure that ministry analysts have access to imagery on-demand and are able to view the data through open geospatial consortium services as part of their workflow process.
EyeQ will allow non-specialist analysts to access GeoEye's accurate, high-resolution content in near real-time.