New Zealand: National Coverage now Complete

October 01, 2010-- RapidEye 5m orthoimagery now extends across New Zealand.  Earlier this year, national coverage was placed in the archives ready for purchase. Most areas of New Zealand have significantly less than 5 or 10% cloud.

“The quick collection of satellite imagery by RapidEye has demonstrated one of the systems advantages.  RapidEye can routinely capture large areas in short time frames, providing clients with timely, cost-effective 5m orthoproducts” says Dr Gail Kelly, Business Development Manager of AAM.  “This imagery will prove useful for a wide range of applications”.

RapidEye is the only commercial geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites.  AAM is the distributor in Oceania for satellite data products from RapidEye.

This imagery is being embraced in Australia by agencies predominantly interested in land cover, land use and agriculture!   The ‘red edge’ band is proving a point of major interest.

For more information please contact:

Gail Kelly          
AAM Business Development Manager               
Mobile: +61 418 584 864
Email Contact

About AAM

AAM is at the forefront of the spatial information technology revolution. AAM’s dynamic team pioneers the commercialisation of exciting innovations such as:

  • Pictometry®  - Visualise and Analyse
  • High Resolution Satellite Imagery (submetre)
  • Large Format, Aerial Digital Imaging
  • Airborne LiDAR
  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning
  • 360 Degree Video (Fully Spherical Video).

Operating from an extensive office network throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South Africa; AAM specialises in providing business mapping, GIS and Location Based Services.


AAM’s proven technology leadership includes a range of advanced systems for the collection, analysis and presentation of geospatial information. Using these tools AAM has built an extensive library of ‘off the shelf” digital photography, satellite imagery and high resolution digital terrain models.


The AAM Group is a multi disciplinary team of more than 200 geospatial professionals. AAM has an award-winning culture of project management excellence that actively contributes to client success.   For more information, visit

About RapidEye AG 


RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customised and industry specific solutions in the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency.

RapidEye experts and the technical system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km square of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customised services.  The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions.  Currently, more than 130 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to about 140 in 2010. 

RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).  RapidEye has also received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the federal republic of Germany and the State of Brandenburg in Germany.    For more information about RapidEye, please visit

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