Normally, the GOES Imager is operated in fixed-grid mode, meaning that Image Motion Compensation (IMC) is applied in space to control the Imager scan mirror to compensate for image distortion caused by deviations of the orbit and attitude from their reference values. Current GOES operational spacecraft (east and west) operate within a 0.5 degree inclination limit that allows the on-board IMC system to scan imagery as if from a “perfect GOES projection” from a fixed point in orbit. This limitation on inclination limits the life of GOES spacecraft in that older spacecraft (with lower fuel reserves) cannot be maintained within the 0.5 degree inclination limit. A study commissioned by NOAA during the spring of 2005 reported that ground remapping (effectively applying IMC on the ground) would allow continued operations of older spacecraft, while preserving the benefits of fixed-grid mode. The same quality of Image Navigation and Registration (INR) service provided normally would be transparently delivered from XGOHI. The proposed remapping of images has been employed on Meteosat and Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) for many years and is also part of the Japanese MTSAT Program. Continuous operation of GOES-10 in a high inclination mode using this new ground-based IMC capability will dramatically improve the quantity and quality of data available to South American countries for improving weather forecasts, limiting the impact of natural disasters, and improving energy and water resource management. The scope of this paper is to describe the design and implementation of the operational ground system needed to support the XGOHI mission.