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GeoNorth Information Systems Delivers New SPOT Satellite Imagery to the Alaska DNR to refresh portions of the State’s basemap

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Anchorage, AK. -- January 3, 2017 -- GeoNorth Information Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tatitlek Corporation and a leader in geospatial and technology solutions today announced it has completed delivery of more than 270,000 km2 Spot 6 and Spot 7 (hereafter Spot) imagery to the State of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to refresh the existing 2.5m resolution statewide basemap.  This include refreshes of the Kodiak, Nunivak and St. Matthews Islands as well as the entire SE panhandle and large portions of the Yukon Delta region and the Alaska Peninsula.

Launched in 2012 and 2014 respectively, the new Spot satellites collect a 60km swath of 1.5m resolution imagery which makes them ideal for rapidly imaging Alaska.  This Spot imagery will provide the user community with improved coverage, increased spatial resolution and better data currency over the existing basemap.  This refreshed imagery will serve a broad range of users who rely on current, accurate information for critical applications such as emergency planning and natural resource management as well as numerous other applications throughout the state. The project funding comes from the Coastal Impact Assessment Program (CIAP) and is being administered and managed by the state’s DNR.

“GeoNorth Information Systems is honored and excited to be a part of the SDMI program and we look forward to working with the entire SDMI community as they incorporate this imagery into their projects and applications”, said Doug Hobson, Executive Director of GeoNorth Information Systems.

Jon Heinsius's picture
General Manager and Director, Geospatial Programs
Vienna, Virginia

Jon is the General Manager and Director of Geospatial Programs for GNIS. He is based in the Washington, DC area and has nearly 25 years of experience working in the geospatial industry, managing business development, sales and customer service for commercial providers of geospatial data, software and integrated solutions to Defense/Intelligence, Civilian Government and Commercial clients. 

About GeoNorth Information Systems

GeoNorth Information Systems is an Alaska Native Corporation,  SBA-certified 8(a) firm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Tatitlek Corporation. GeoNorth Information Systems provides technology services such as enterprise GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Web and Mobile Application Development and Commercial Satellite Imagery to public and commercial clients in Alaska and throughout the US.  The company is headquartered in Anchorage, AK. and maintains offices in the Denver, CO. and Washington, D.C. regions. For more information, please visit us at