Under a contract with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite and Information Services Division, Global Marketing Insights Inc. has launched a comprehensive research study of international remote sensing markets for aerial and satellite data technologies.

This study includes a five- and 10-year analysis of the political, economic and technical trends impacting the remote sensing industry globally. A key aspect of this research will be completed by collecting information from respondents on-line. The surveys encompass political and economic trend information impacting the remote sensing industry, as well as technology information concerning the Aerial Film, Aerial Digital, Aerial Sensors, Satellites, and Remote Sensing Hardware and Software sectors.

Individuals from all segments of the worldwide aerial and satellite remote sensing industry are invited to participate in the study by logging onto www.empliant.com/NOAA-remote-sensing-research. Respondents may simply click on the appropriate link based on their background to complete this brief (5-8 minute) survey. Respondents may fill out more than one survey based on their areas of expertise and interest.

The survey information is being collected real-time in order to obtain statistical research based on the current responses. These surveys are targeted worldwide to the commercial end users and producers of these technologies, ground stations, data collectors, value added providers and processors of remotely sensed data, as well as academic and government users of remote sensing technologies. The final research project will be publicly available and will be completed by the end of 2005.

Dr. Shawana P. Johnson, President of Global Marketing Insights Inc. said, "Our team of research analysts will utilize Global Marketing Insights own database of geospatial contacts worldwide to complete this research as well as work with our existing network of geospatial firms and associations globally such as MAPPS, GeoSearch, ORBIMAGE, LizardTech, Space Imaging, Intergraph, and Corbley Communications who have agreed to host the research URL on their websites, as well as contact their users to encourage them to complete the surveys. We encourage others to become part of this valuable research team."

For more information on becoming a research team member please call 440-879-3100 or E-mail sherryloy@globalinsights.com and refer to the NOAA Remote Sensing Research.

Established in 1997, Global Marketing Insights Inc. provides a wide range of market research services, including targeted product/service market studies and competitive market research. Global Marketing Insights Inc. provides strategic planning and market research to government agencies and private sector firms seeking to develop their geospatial business interests. Global Marketing Insights Inc. is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Source: Global Marketing, March 1, 2005

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