Arte show on geopolitics revamped with new satellite maps and elevation data

The Franco-German Arte channel presents a revamped version of the show “With open maps”. Initially created in 1990 and presented by the geographer and geo-politician Jean-Christophe Victor, the show focuses on geopolitical and geographic issues, using maps as visual support.

There are many new features in the show: new design, new geographic animations, new presenter with the journalist Emilie Aubry, and new satellite maps and elevation data thanks to a partnership between Arte and PlanetObserver.

PlanetObserver satellite maps for the show « With open maps »

PlanetObserver has supplied to the team of “With open maps” PlanetSAT Global imagery basemap and PlanetDEM 30 Plus global elevation data. Both datasets cover the entire Earth’s landmass. Processed mainly from up-to-date Landsat 8 scenes, PlanetSAT Global satellite images offer a high visual quality and are perfect to map any region in the world. With a 30-meter resolution, the elevation data are totally additional to create stunning 3D views. In addition, those data can be complemented with Very High Resolution satellite images that bring higher levels of details on focused areas.

All those high resolution geographic data are perfect to create high quality 2D and 3D cartographic animations, such as flyover, relief mapping, view of the globe and zoom in to any area in the world. All scenarios are possible!

Check out this great flyover animation created with PlanetSAT Global satellite images and PlanetDEM 30 elevation data. We take you to Iran with a fly over the country and down to Mount Damavand, the highest peak in the country and in the Middle East, located close to the Caspian Sea.

PlanetObserver satellite images are combined with detailed cartographic information, such as borders and roads, and very rich graphics. With all those elements put together, the maps are turned into great geopolitical and historical tools.