Hexagon Geospatial and Tecnogeo Supporting PAZ Satellite Imagery Analysis in Spain

ERDAS IMAGINE to Provide Remote Sensing Analysis and Spatial Modeling Capabilities for Imagery Collected by the PAZ Satellite

09 April 2015

Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce that its software will be used for remote sensing analysis and spatial modeling for imagery provided by Spain’s PAZ satellite.

Scheduled for launch in the Spring of 2015, the state-of-the-art PAZ satellite is designed to monitor the Earth's surface and support diverse missions from a variety of industries from governmental to commercial. High-resolution mapping, border control, tactical support missions, crisis management, natural disaster risk assessment, environmental monitoring, and marine environment monitoring all had to be supported.

The National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) in Spain is the government agency responsible for launching major aerospace projects like PAZ, and is managing all of the spatial modeling and imagery analysis of the data provided by the satellite. With such a broad scope of functionality, the INTA needed a powerful and flexible solution.

To find this solution, INTA turned to Hexagon Geospatial partner Tecnogeo. The organization decided to implement ERDAS IMAGINE®, which will allow it to perform a wide variety of advanced remote sensing analysis as well as spatial modeling.

“The PAZ satellite will support a wide range of mission requirements, and will be gathering a tremendous amount of imagery and data,” said Claudio Mingrino EMEA Executive Director Hexagon Geospatial. “As such, we are excited to be playing a critical role in helping Spain manage all of this data, and help turn it into actionable information for enhancing decision making.”

Thanks to PAZ’s synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in Banda X military, the satellite will be able to gather more than 100 images each day with up to 1-meter resolution -- day and night and without hindrance from meteorological conditions. In addition, given its quasi-polar slightly inclined orbit, PAZ will cover the entire globe in 24 hours. Designed for a mission lasting five and a half years, the satellite will cover an area of more than over 300,000 square kilometers per day.

About Tecnogeo

A partner of Intergraph and Hexagon Geospatial, Tecnogeo specializes in the development and implementation of Geospatial Solutions (Smart Cities, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS and Enterprise Geospatial Platforms). Learn more about Tecnogeo

About Hexagon Geospatial

Hexagon Geospatial helps you make sense of the dynamically changing world. Hexagon Geospatial provides the software products and platforms to a large variety of customers through direct sales, channel partners and other Hexagon businesses. For more information, visit www.hexagongeospatial.com.

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