TELUS forms strategic alliance with Space Imaging to offer access to satellite data sets

Press Release From: TELUS Corporation
Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2001

TELUS Geomatics, a division of the e.Commerce group of TELUS Enterprise Solutions, has formed a strategic alliance with Space Imaging to offer access to one-metre and five-metre satellite data sets through TELUS Geomatics' Web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) application - TELUS GeoExplorer(TM).

With this agreement, TELUS Geomatics will increase its extensive national data warehouse with leading commercial satellite imagery. This addition will provide TELUS clients in the energy, government, utility, municipal, and commercial sectors with an opportunity to access an unparalleled Canadian GIS data repository.

"This partnership will provide small businesses and enterprise clients with a cost effective Web-based GIS system and access to extensive satellite imagery data sets," said Jim Huff, general manager of TELUS Geomatics.

TELUS Geomatics' GIS Web solution incorporates huge data sets online and offers customers an affordable alternative to traditional large upfront investments in hardware, software, consulting services and data processing. Customers simply layer their own proprietary data onto GeoExplorer in a secure and reliable environment.

"By aligning with Space Imaging's solid and established reputation as a premier satellite data provider, TELUS accelerates its growth strategy of becoming the leading GIS Application Service Provider in the Canadian business market," said David Leung, general manager of TELUS e.Commerce Solutions.

TELUS Corporation is one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, providing a full range of telecommunications products and services that connect Canadians to the world. The company is the leading service provider in Western Canada and provides data, Internet Protocol, voice and wireless services to Central and Eastern Canada. For more information about TELUS, visit

TELUS Enterprise Solutions is the division of TELUS Corporation's large enterprise customer business unit, TELUS Client Solutions. TELUS Enterprise Solutions is a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) outsourcing services and comprehensive solutions. Services include Application & Professional Services, Application Service Provider, Customer Service Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solutions, Customized e.Business Solutions, Custom Network Solutions, Document Processing Services, Hosting Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Technology Management & IT Outsourcing. TELUS Enterprise Solutions merges the operations and expertise of several successful TELUS organizations including ISM Information Systems Management (B.C.) Corporation, (ISM-BC), SRI Strategic Resources Inc., TELUS Advanced Communications, TELUS Geomatics, TELUS Innovative Billing Solutions, Versalys, Columbus Group and Daedalian eSolutions.

About Space Imaging

Space Imaging is a leading supplier of visual information products derived from space imagery and aerial photography. The company launched the world's first and only one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999. The digital camera system aboard IKONOS was designed and built by Kodak. Other Space Imaging products are produced from the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, the U.S. Landsat satellite, Canada's RADARSAT and the European Space Agency's ERS satellites. Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery products collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1(TM) ). For more information about Space Imaging, visit

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