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Critchlow Geospatial believes that satellite-based foundational imagery and access to advanced image analysis capability can deliver significant business enhancements to most New Zealand business and government sectors to support social, environmental and sustainability needs.

Satellite imagery is a key tool that enables people with an interest in our natural and built environments to visualise and monitor change to provide evidence that supports decision-making. Satellite imagery and its derived products significantly expand contextual information and provides valuable information for both operational and policy needs.



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How satellite services can benefit you 

Many sectors are no longer able to rely heavily on aerial photography and its associated technologies. The context and mapping made possible from aerial photography (such as a “farm map”) have been overtaken by more sophisticated management systems that are increasingly being used to provide critical context for decision-making. Specific monitoring and tracking applications are now mainstream, and business needs have now expanded beyond the reach of aerial photography.

Satellite imagery, on the other hand, can meet the needs of government and business by increasing the scope of existing data, including current and historic data, that is useful to solve complex or urgent business problems.

Satellite imagery enables people to visualise and monitor change, providing valuable information to support operational and policy needs. Multi- and hyper-spectral capabilities easily distinguish between materials on the Earth’s surface.

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) allows you to see clearly through clouds and smoke at short notice.

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About Maxar

Critchlow Geospatial partners with world-leading satellite services company, Maxar, who says that the answers to some of the world's most pressing problems are within reach “if we elevate our perspective and see things more objectively, more holistically—from space.”

Maxar provides advanced space-based technology solutions to deliver unmatched integrated capabilities in earth imagery, geospatial data, analytics and insights, satellites and robotics.

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How Maxar can help you

Offering 30 cm resolution imagery (the width of the average laptop!), Maxar offers clear, rich images that empower informed decision-making. 

Continuously enriching the world’s largest image library, Maxar’s advanced accuracy technology ensures content is as closely aligned as possible to a known lat/long coordinate on the surface of the Earth.

Persistent Change Monitoring with Maxar’s™ SecureWatch®

It can be a challenge to identify, understand and anticipate changes in New Zealand’s continuously evolving environment, due to both human activities and the forces of nature.

SecureWatch is a web-based subscription service, a key business tool for analysts who need to highlight locations of persistent change. SecureWatch allows users to identify the best available image(s) for the area of interest, and then download the images in the most suitable format.

Key features of Maxar Satellite Imagery

  • New satellite imagery for New Zealand is available daily
  • 20 years’ worth of data on New Zealand is available
  • Offering rich, clear and accurate 30cm resolution imagery
  • Multi-and super-spectral capabilities
  • Content is as closely aligned as possible to a known lat/long coordinate on the surface of the Earth
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About NTT Data

NTT Data is part of NTT Group, a trusted global innovator of IT and business services, headquartered in Tokyo.

Helping customers moving confidently into the digital future, NTT Data offers the world’s first 3D global map with 5 metre resolution.

How NTT Data can help you

If you need to see objects in greater detail, then you will want to consider NTT Data’s AW3D, the world’s most precise global 3D map. AW3D covers all global spaces with 5 metre resolution. In urban areas, 3D data is available at 0.5 metre resolution. AW3D utilises Maxar Technologies’ satellite images.

Key features of NTT Data

  • 5 metre resolution covering all global spaces
  • .5 metre resolution for urban areas
  • Lead time of one week
  • Highly competitive pricing against aerial photography mapping

About Capella Space

Capella Space’s mission is to “make timely Earth observation an essential tool for commerce, conservation, and well-being. A world that shares a richer understanding of life on our planet will be a better place to live; we contribute to that knowledge by documenting change across the globe in entirely new and powerful ways.”

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How Capella Space can help you

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) offers a different perspective as it transcends the elements of weather and the darkness of night. Despite its cool factor, Capella’s SAR data is surprisingly affordable.
Capella Space’s commercial SAR technology offers many advantages that traditional earth observation sensors cannot provide.

Key features of SAR

Capella’s constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites provides:

  • 24-hour all-weather Earth observation
  • Ability to penetrate atmospheric conditions
  •  Provide near real-time visibility in cloud covered areas, both day and night

Capella provides self-service tasking and image download 24/7 for registered users - enquire now.

Watch Capella’s webinar to learn about SAR.

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About Head Aerospace

Critchlow Geospatial partners with Head Aerospace, who offers 40+ earth observation satellites available for a wide range of tasking and offers archive imagery at attractive rates.

How Head Aerospace can help you

Critchlow Geospatial offers Head satellite imagery to central and local government, as well as the private sector.

With its comprehensive constellation, Head imagery is designed to do a vast array of jobs, including video, Smart City and IoT, and advanced uses such as stereo mapping of traffic movements across a city.

Key features of Head Satellite Imagery

  • Down to 50 cm resolution with a 136 km swath
  • Constellation of 30+ satellites offering a vast range of special purpose capability
  • Affordable and available at short notice

About Pixxel

Pixxel is a space data company that is building a constellation of hyperspectral earth imaging satellites to provide coverage every 24 hours, with the aim of detecting, monitoring, and predicting global phenomena.

Partners include: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Maxar Technologies.

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How Pixxel can help you

Using cutting edge hyperspectral smallsats with a refresh rate of 24 hours, Pixxel provides highly detailed data that provides insights for the primary sector (e.g. crop/soil health, moisture levels, crop species), lifeline providers (e.g. oil and gas leakages), and environmental agencies (e.g. pollution).

Key features

  • Global coverage revisited every 24 hoursPixxel cutting edge
  • High resolution (5m)
  • Targeted monitoring and localised problem detection

About SpaceWill

SpaceWill Info. Co, Ltd. Is a leading provider of earth observation satellite data and geospatial information services. SpaceWill is the major distributor of SuperView-1(SV-1), a Very High Resolution (VHR) commercial imaging satellite constellation.

Comprised of four identical satellites, SV-1 collects 0.5 metre panchromatic and 2.0 metre multispectral Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) satellite data.

How SpaceWill can help you

For organisations that need quick turnaround, SpaceWill can provide data in two days.

Key features of SpaceWill imagery

  • Four collection modes including long trip, multi-strip, multi-point and stereoscopic collections
  • 530 km swath
  • 5 meter resolution
  • 2-day turnaround

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