Bird.i Partners with Airbus for Easy Access to Fresh Earth Observation Imagery



Bird.i, the premiere global platform for accessing the world’s best satellite, airborne and drone imagery, has today announced that it has closed a partnership agreement with leading satellite image supplier Airbus Defence and Space. Set-up in 2016, Bird.i is quickly building a reputation for disrupting the market for Earth Observation data.

Bird.i is partnering with Airbus to provide real-time on-line visualisation of Airbus Defence and Space most up to date images and to enable the development of exciting new applications and services. Bird.i has spent the past two years perfecting its unique technology, with a plug-and-play API that works within mapping and location-based applications.

Bird.i’s founder and CEO Corentin Guillo said, ‘I am excited to partner with Airbus Defence and Space as one of our leading suppliers. Maximising the exploitation of their global coverage fits Bird.i’s commitment to serve the freshest possible images to its clients for mass consumption of instantaneously accessible ‘image views’. Both companies will collaborate to streamline the overall process of image consumption and Bird.i will strive at opening new markets’.

Bernhard Brenner, Head of the Intelligence Business Cluster at Airbus Defence and Space, said ‘Bird.i is proposing an easy way of exploring the earth, and we are very happy to see our high and very high-resolution satellite imagery as a core layer in this. We are glad to help Bird.i entering new markets, where quick access and visualisation of the most recent satellite images will bring tangible benefits to many businesses.”

As part of this agreement, Bird.i, will provide access, through its API, to One Atlas, the world’s freshest satellite image library developed by Airbus. This satellite image basemap, refreshed within a 12-month period and available online 24/7, covers the earth landmasses with professional grade imagery.

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