AAM remains a reseller business partner of imagery firm Geoeye in Australia, despite Geoeye’s new agreement with Fugro.
Last week Spatial Source reported that Fugro has acquired rights to sell, value-add and distribute GeoEye-1 and IKONOS high-resolution satellite imagery products as GeoEye’s official partner in the Asia-Pacific region.
This raised some questions over how the deal affected Geoeye’s existing deal with AAM.
Andy Stephenson, Geoeye Asia’s senior director of regional sales, this week told Spatial Source that AAM is still a very strong Geoeye Channel Partner in Australia. He added that the Fugro deal was simply part of a plan to extend market reach.
“The [purpose of the] introduction of Fugro is twofold – we are able to leverage from our global agreement with Fugro and increase our presence and geographical reach in Australia and key markets as we grow our business,” he said.
Two years ago AAM won the award for best reseller of Geoeye data.