Oslo, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Blom has entered into a distribution agreement with GeoContent in Germany for distribution of the Pictometry dataset in the German market. GeoContent is one of Germany's leading providers of digital geo-information, including high resolution digital aerial photography with nationwide coverage. GeoContent has nationwide sales coverage in Germany, and Pictometry is expected to be an important complementary product to the portfolio. GeoContent believes that Pictometry is an excellent extension to the existing products of GeoContent.

With the oblique Pictometry images from Blom, we are able to serve our customers an outstanding new product and create innovative business in all markets we are targeting” says Dr. Matthias Bachmann, GeoContent’s Director of Sales.

GeoContent is a good partner for Blom in the German market as they have a nationwide sales network combined with complementary products. More importantly they have a large list of existing private and public customers which are believed to be relevant for Pictometry” says Blom’s Business Development Director Arne Saugstad.

Pictometry oblique image libraries are a unique new imaging technique which provides multiple, geo-referenced views of each feature within an urban environment. Blom group is building a database of over 900 European cities coveing more than 180 German cities. Oblique image libraries have proved to provide solutions to a variety of issues in government and commercial markets. The images are available for viewing and measurement in all leading GIS software systems through Plug-ins for integration with customer and third-party geographic datasets, providing a rich visual information source to support analysis, reporting and decision making.

For more information please contact:

Business Development Director Arne Saugstad at phone: +47 22 13 19 27 or email:


Sales Director Dr. Matthias Bachmann at phone: +49(391)40002-0 or email:

About GeoContent: 
GeoContent provides an unique set of high quality Digital Aerial Maps to the industry covering all of Germany. An "off the shelf" archive of digital orthorectified imagery is available to feed every mapping, GIS or geo-marketing system with base map information and can be combined with a roof-top address database for the complete number of approximately 20 million buildings in Germany and additional 3D-information.

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