Tuesday, August 21, 2018

First Base Solutions Announces Partnership With Planet Labs Geomatics

Planet’s satellite imagery will soon be accessible through FBS’s online platforms


First Base Solutions Inc. is excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Planet Labs Geomatics to act as reseller of Imagery from the Planet-owned RapidEye, PlanetScope (Dove) and SkySat constellations, as well as Airbus SPOT6 and SPOT7 imagery. This agreement will further enhance the quality and amount of geospatial data available to our clients through our online platforms, including MapWarehouse, VuMAP and MapCast.

"We’re very excited to be welcoming First Base Solutions to Planet’s official reseller network," Sam Lieff, Planet's Director of Sales for Canada tells us. "Their web-based applications and services will enable users to more easily access and consume Planet’s satellite imagery, including our Canada high-resolution mosaics and daily monitoring services."

“The ability to provide high-resolution satellite imagery from SPOT satellites for the entire province of Ontario and all of Canada is a welcome addition, but particularly for those clients needing data for Northern Ontario, where recent, high-quality imagery is hard to come by”, states Peter Hettstedt, Business Development Manager for FBS. The data is updated annually with image acquisition occurring between April and October, and will be made available for purchase in 2km x 2km tiles, as well as via the MapCast streaming service. This quality of data (1.5m resolution) will be invaluable in such applications as Energy, Civil Infrastructure, Forestry, Mining, Land Use Development, and Mapping & GIS.

About Planet Labs Inc.

From satellite data reception to image processing, custom application development, and on-line data access, Planet Labs Geomatics is creating leading geo-image and geo-information products & services that help our clients make fast, accurate decisions. As part of the Planet group of companies, the owners and operators of the PlanetScope (Dove), SkySat and RapidEye satellite constellations, and the exclusive Canadian distributor of all imagery from the SPOT1-7 satellites, Planet Labs Geomatics provides the most up-to-date and deepest archive of high and medium resolution satellite imagery of Canada.

About First Base Solutions Inc.

First Base Solutions Inc. (FBS) is a principal provider of aerial imagery, geospatial data and custom mapping solutions to organizations across North America. Our collection of orthophoto and spatial data, and the unparalleled access we provide through our web platforms, enables clients to efficiently manage projects, offer superior service and improve day-to-day decision making.