The accurate, up-to-date portrayal of surface features is critical to simulating civilian and military air flight and ground operations for safety, training and mission rehearsal," explains Gene Colabatistto, president of SPOT Image Corporation. "In the past, simulation graphics were often less than realistic estimations of land cover, or poorly constructed image mosaics, with no dynamic relation to current ground features, and no practical updating capability. That has all changed now.
SPOT Image products have been used extensively for terrain simulation projects such as these:Nationwide true color 3D database of South Korea produced to support military pilot training exercises
Extensive use of 3D terrain databases to support U.S. Army troop deployments in Kosovo, Iraq and elsewhere
Simulation databases for Arizona training ranges produced for Multigen-Paradigm, for use in U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter training at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona