Products and Services
Collecting and Analyzing Geospatial Information
Spaceborne
ALOS ALOS-2 TerraSAR-X Services Pleiades SPOT-5 SPOT6 & 7 WorldView-1 WorldView-2 WorldView-3 GeoEye-1
Airborne surveying
Aerial photogrammetric surveying Aerial laser surveying Thermal sensor surveying Hyperspectral Sensor Surveying PALS (Portable Aerialphotography and Locator System)
Vehicle/Ground Surveying
Road condition laser surveying Road condition surveying GPS surveying TS surveying Precision surveying Terrestrial Laser Surveying Ground based InSAR and Radar
Water area surveying
Bathymetry Seabed Exploration
Analysis Bases for Geospatial Information
Satellite Signal Receiving Facilities (Ground Stations) MMS High Accuracy Information Center
Utilizing Geospatial Information
GIS Cloud

Internet-based Regional Analysis and Marketing

Shoken Taisho

Reassurance with Disaster Prevention Systems also on the Cloud

Safe Home Return Map Service Disaster Prevention e-Learning

Trusted and Proven Services for Local Governments and Public Institutions

PasCAL for LGWAN Our Town Guide Facilities Booking System
GIS (Desktop/Enterprise)
MarketPlanner
Geospatial Information Consultant

Regional strategy analysis consultant

Contract analysis reports

Local government and administrative consultant

Disaster prevention plans and hazard maps Road and bridge design Water supply and sewage facility management Dam and Port Management Rivers and erosion control Ubiquitous Consulting

Individual system development

Mapping Solutions Maintenance and operation services
Data Provision
Sale of high-precision aerial photographs Aerial photographs of Okinawa Prefecture Satellite images Mapping data for GIS 3D Map Data 3D Elevation Data

Satellite Signal Receiving Facilities (Ground Stations)

Satellite signal receiving facilities (ground stations) are ground facilities designed to communicate with Earth Observation (EO) satellites.
These ground stations receive data from EO satellites, and also operate the satellites and process the data received.

What are Satellite Signal Receiving Facilities (Ground Stations)?

Covering All Areas in Japan with a Two-Station System
Covering all areas in Japan with a Two-Station System

In 2007, a satellite signal receiving facility (ground station) was established in Okinawa Prefecture, and the second ground station was opened in Hokkaido in 2011. A two-station system comprising the Okinawa Station and the Hokkaido Station was thus established, and efforts are underway to build up an ground stations network that can receive satellite data for the entire region of Japan.
With the establishment of the ground stations, the utilization of satellites intensified, with applications in many areas including disaster prevention and the environment. The ground stations thus contribute to the establishment of a prosperous, safe, and secure society.

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Overview of Services Provided

PASCO’s satellite signal receiving facilities (ground stations) provide the following services.

1) Collection of emergency disaster information
When a disaster strikes, data is acquired from artificial satellites and provided swiftly through communication between the two receiving stations in Hokkaido and Okinawa, with the earth observation satellites.

2) Provision of national land monitoring information
Even in peace time, other than during times of disaster, PASCO is constantly monitoring national land. Information is provided for numerous fields of application, including surveillance of changes in the earth’s environment.

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