SpatialCloud (An Aerial Services’ Subsidiary) Launches Geospatial Imagery Beta, Including Nationwide USA (NAIP) Dataset

SpatialCloud (An Aerial Services’ Subsidiary) Launches Geospatial Imagery Beta, Including Nationwide USA (NAIP) Dataset
April 6, 2010 Mike Tully

SpatialCloud.com, an Aerial Services’ subsidiary, today announced launch of its “Geospatial Imagery Hosting & Streaming Beta, Including Non-Restrictive Pay-As-You-Go Nationwide USA (NAIP) Dataset.” 

sc_logo_sm1.pngSpatialCloud is a geospatial services company providing enterprise-ready web-based tools to warehouse, process, publish, and visualize geodata using cloud infrastructure.  It was founded in 2008 and initiated by Aerial Services, Inc. SpatialCloud is committed to providing quality geospatial imagery data via the internet cloud at a low price.

SpatialCloud imagery content allows users to deploy or resell that “satellite” map view made famous by others, within their own corporate application, public website, or desktop without heavy licensing restrictions. Combined with vector data such as OpenStreetMaps (OSM) and with Free Open Source Software (FOSS) tools such as Openlayers, users can deploy large-scale applications with integrated maps using the Data-As-A-Service (DAAS) model.

SpatialCloud’s goal is to give the world access to high-resolution imagery on a global scale – imagery which can be sold and resold as needed.  In addition to SpatialCloud sponsored datasets, anyone with imagery can deploy their data at SpatialCloud.com and expose it to the world marketplace or keep it private for internal use. What makes the service different is it is a pay-as-you-go model that doesn’t restrict users from on-selling data to end-users.  SpatialCloud charges only for data transfer and use, while also providing log data showing customer activity.  This is all accomplished interfacing with Amazon Web Services, a robust cloud infrastructure leveraged by SpatialCloud’s team.

For more details regarding SpatialCloud.com, SpatialCloud NAIP, custom hosting, or future service offerings, please visit http://www.SpatialCloud.com.  To try the service, register for an account and subscribe.  If you run into questions, be sure to visit the site’s “Support” page for assistance.