KING ICT has signed a cooperation agreement with Astrium, the leading company in the applied satellite technologies segment. Having signed this exclusive cooperation agreement for the region of Croatia, KING ICT experts can now access an existing database of spatial data and collect and record new spatial data for the target region.
With this partnership agreement, KING ICT has taken a step forward towards improving and developing its spatial data management service. For everyone who needs images of the Earth in their everyday business operations, KING ICT now offers even better quality and more contemporary solutions that enable simple access to a large quantity of spatial data and the efficient tracking and interpretation of changes that are important for business, from monitoring changes in the natural environment, such as forest and water surface areas, to tracking spatial data related to urban areas.
Until now, images taken from aircraft were most often used in Croatia to provide insight into the state of the imaged area at the time the image was created. It was not possible to use them to track current changes. In comparison, the greatest advantage of using satellite technologies for collecting spatial data is availability at extremely short notice and tracking changes over a large area practically in real time. This can be exceptionally important, for example, when detecting fires, reacting in a timely manner to the consequences of natural catastrophes, detecting forbidden activities in protected areas and the like.
KING ICT guarantees its users full support when implementing solutions, training in how to use the solutions and system maintenance.
Statement by Plamenko Barišić, President of the KING ICT Management Board:
“KING ICT is a system integrator focused on high-tech solutions. This is why we view the cooperation with Astrium as an excellent complement to our existing spatial data management portfolio. By implementing solutions based on spatial data collected with applied satellite technologies and high-quality support, KING ICT will be able to offer its users added value and knowhow that is specific for all market verticals. With a partner such as this in the area of satellite technologies, our business has gained a new dimension.”
About Astrium Services
Astrium GEO Information Services is the geo-spatial information market leader. The company employs more than 18,000 people and operates in 100 countries. It is part of the EADS group (Airbus, Eurocopter, Astrium and Cassidian) – the global leader in aviation, defence and related services. Astrium is the only “one-stop-shop” in the world market for satellite services.