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Airbus Defence and Space has announced the launch of One Atlas, a brand new satellite image basemap, which covers the earth’s landmasses with professional grade imagery. This service will soon be available online and all imagery will be completely refreshed every 12 months. One Atlas will provide agricultural organizations with easy access and cost-effective high-quality, homogeneous imagery.

One Atlas has been specifically developed to support applications within the agricultural sector, providing the opportunity to delineate parcel boundaries, map agricultural lands and crop species, as well as being able to track and trace tractors and irrigation assets.

The service offers a streamlined workflow, and the costs related to updating, selecting, processing and hosting imagery are drastically reduced. Seamlessly integrated into the customer’s system, One Atlas facilitates the sharing of data across teams or partner organizations, with no compromise on security or privacy. It also enables users to plan, map and locate their teams, assets or areas of interest, anywhere on the globe, allowing operators to devote more time to their core mission.

“With One Atlas, we definitively reduce the barriers for agricultural clients to access our data,” said Bernhard Brenner, Head of Intelligence Business Cluster at Airbus Defence and Space. “We take care of everything: updating, selecting, processing and hosting – all to make it easier, cheaper and faster for our customers.”

This new service has applications for a variety of industries such as oil, gas, mining, agriculture, defense, and security. However, the new service will not include specialized technology for agriculture which facilitates real-time crop vegetation index monitoring via geospatial technologies. There are some more advanced services which can monitor the difference between healthy and stressed plants by representing the amount of light they’re reflecting in different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.