Compass to supply new SPOT satellite resources


Channel Partnership extended to cover Astrium’s new satellite resources

Astrium Services’ GEO-Information and Compass Informatics have extended their partnership to SPOT 6-7 satellite imagery. Users in Ireland and Europe can consequently resort to an additional source for accessing Astrium’s substantial portfolio of optical and radar satellite data, as well as derived value-added products.

With privileged access to a unique satellite fleet now comprising the SPOT 5 and 6 optical satellites family, the very-high-resolution Pléiades constellation, and the TerraSAR-X / Tandem-X radar satellites, Astrium and Compass Informatics can offer daily coverage worldwide as well as weather-independent acquisitions, at a variety of resolutions. Based on this data, a substantial portfolio of geo-information products and services as well as customized solutions is available to Compass Informatics’ customers.

The contract enables Compass Informatics to sell Astrium’s complete data and value-added services portfolio to users throughout Ireland. With this agreement, Compass Informatics is part of Astrium’s global geo-information services Channel Partner Network.


About Compass Informatics

Compass Informatics provides a portfolio of integrated geospatial and information management services to assist clients in daily operations and in making strategic management decisions in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner. Compass solutions, based on industry standard tools, coupled with extensive ICT expertise, provide support to many sectors, from comprehensive information delivered at the desktop, to enterprise solutions and Web/Mobile applications addressing a range of needs – from general information to in-depth analysis. To ensure successful implementation of complex customer projects, Compass has a number of partnerships with providers of allied services or products, within Ireland, UK and Europe.

About Astrium GEO-Information Services

Through its GEO-Information business, Astrium Services is recognized as one of the leaders in the geo-spatial information market, not least thanks to the now fully integrated skills and resources of the former Spot Image and Infoterra. The company provides decision-makers with complete solutions enabling them to increase security, boost agricultural performance, maximize oil & gas or mining operations, improve their management of natural resources, and protect the environment. It has exclusive access to data from the SPOT, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X and Pléiades satellites, coupled with a complete range of space-based data sources and airborne acquisition capability allowing it to offer an unrivalled scope of Earth observation products and services. This extensive portfolio covers the entire geo-information supply chain, from the generation of images to the provision of high added-value information to end-users.

By leveraging the synergies and expertise available across the whole of Astrium Services, its GEO-Information teams develop innovative, yet competitive, custom-made solutions based on the combination and integration of Earth observation, navigation and high-end telecommunications.


For further information please contact: Andy Day – or Gearóid Ó Riain – Also see