GAF: RapidEye's Distributor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

                           GIS / Earth Observation / Satellite Images / Distributor / Germany / Austria / Switzerland

Brandenburg/Havel – Munich, Germany — August 23, 2010 — RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that GAF AG has signed a partnership agreement with RapidEye to be its data distributor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

John Ahlrichs, Vice President of RapidEye commented, “With this partnership, we stand to benefit from GAF's extensive experience in promoting and selling image data in this region. We anticipate GAF's existing network of partners will quickly result in increased sales of RapidEye data in this area.”

Dr. Peter Volk, CEO of GAF said, “We are happy to add such an important and unique data source in the frame of a partnership agreement to our portfolio of Earth Observation data and products. This underpins GAF’s outstanding positioning in the German and European market. We are sure to use this technology to the benefit of our agriculture, forestry, security, and environmental services.”

Currently, RapidEye is working on completing its worldwide network of distributors in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in their customers' own language and region. For a full list of RapidEye's distributors, please visit

About RapidEye AG

RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique
combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 120 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010.

RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Brandenburg in Germany.

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About GAF AG

GAF AG, an eGeos/Telespazio company, is celebrating this year its 25 anniversary as Germany’s longest established remote sensing firm. Today, the company is recognized to pioneer quality services for a broad array of application domains. GAF has a strong national customer base, but is also globally active and has an international reputation as a competent provider of technical and institutional services in the fields of geoinformation, satellite remote sensing, and spatial IT consultancy towards public and private clients. The company has developed particular strength in a number of critical areas for the application of earth observation and spatial technologies: security mapping and monitoring, management of agricultural subsidies, mineral- and water resource mapping, forest management and REDD monitoring and many more. Within the past decades, GAF has been and is active in more than 100 countries throughout Europe, Africa, South-America and Asia.

For more about GAF, visit


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