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Official distributor of Satellite imagery (ALOS, IKONOS, SPOT)

Official distributor of Satellite imagery (ALOS, IKONOS, SPOT)

In recent years the resolution of satellites has increased dramatically. IKONOS launched by the USA has a resolution of one meter, while Japan’s ALOS has a resolution of 2.5 meters. Kokusai Kogyo has been proactively developing new remote sensing technologies for use with a variety of satellite images. We provide geospatial surveying solutions using such remote sensing technologies as well as sales of satellite imagery as an official distributor.

Service Features
  • IKONOS satellite imagery: the world’s first commercial high-resolution satellite, with a resolution of one meter. These images are consistent with no distortion and have no issues of building lean and so on because they are shot from space at a height of 680 km.
  • ALOS satellite imagery: Kokusai Kogyo can provide imagery for anywhere in Japan.

    ALOS is equipped with three earth observation sensors.

    – Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM) to measure precise land elevation,

    – Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2), which precisely observes what covers land surfaces, and

    – Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar, which enables day-and-night and all-weather land observation.