GeoEye and Rolta Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Geospatial Solutions
Amsterdam – GeoEye, Inc. announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner with Rolta, a global provider of innovative IT solutions. With this new partnership, Rolta gains access to GeoEye’s high-resolution satellite imagery, services and expertise to develop innovative geospatial products and services. Rolta plans to offer these GeoEye-enabled solutions to its customers across high-growth global markets, beginning with India.
Military commanders working in digital battlefield environments need intelligent maps derived from geospatial data and map-accurate imagery to make effective command and control decisions in the field. Rolta is exploring opportunities to leverage GeoEye’s imagery service and predictive analytics’ expertise to develop defense and homeland security solutions served from its Geospatial Fusion Platform to help users see, understand and anticipate change when lives are at risk.
Preetha Pulusani, Rolta’s chief strategy officer said, “Rolta has been engaged in providing geospatial solutions for over two decades. Imagery plays a critical role – especially for defense and homeland security – to enable users to rapidly analyze change, visualize impacts and make informed decisions in the field in a timely manner. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with GeoEye to provide our customers with tools and content to meet their most challenging needs.”
Rolta also plans to develop intelligent 3D city solutions for commercial users in urban planning, construction and infrastructure development. 90 percent of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies are located outside North America and Western Europe, and in regions such as Southern Asia. Rolta intends to offer these high-growth global markets financially accessible 3D model solutions developed from GeoEye satellite imagery.
Tony Frazier, GeoEye's senior vice president of Marketing, said, “Geospatial intelligence has become crucial to decision making. We are excited about this partnership and believe that our world-class imagery, information service capabilities and expertise, coupled with Rolta’s product development and IT services track record, will produce innovative geospatial solutions that deliver clear, deep and timely insights to global government and commercial users.”