TAG: DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe makes available MDA RADARSAT-2 data in SecureWatch

September 12, 2018By

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery from Maxar’s MDA RADARSAT-2 satellite will become available to SecureWatch subscribers on Oct. 1, according to DigitalGlobe. SecureWatch, DigitalGlobe’s cloud-based geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) platform, will now combine the company’s high-resolution optical imagery and MDA’s SAR imagery in one platform, enabling defense and intelligence analysts to deliver actionable insights to decision makers regardless of weather and light... read more

Satellite imagery details historic floods in India

August 23, 2018By
Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company.

DigitalGlobe has released pre- and post-event satellite imagery of the areas in India affected by heavy flooding. According to the company, massive flooding devastated the Kerala state of India in late May and early August. At least 164 people were killed and more than 223,000 were displayed from their homes and are living in relief camps. In addition, Kerala has... read more

USGIF extends partnership with DigitalGlobe Foundation

March 13, 2018By
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USGIF’s 14 accredited collegiate programs granted DigitalGlobe imagery access The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has furthered its partnership with the DigitalGlobe Foundation. Together, they will grant 14 schools under USGIF’s Collegiate GEOINT Accreditation Program access to DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery archive and cloud-based service Basemap. Through the agreement, students and faculty at USGIF’s 14 accredited schools will have DigitalGlobe... read more

DigitalGlobe releases images of Northern California wildfires

October 12, 2017By
The northwest fire line of the wildfire that devastated Santa Rosa, California, taken by satellite Oct. 10. (Satellite image ©2017 DigitalGlobe)

DigitalGlobe has released high-resolution satellite images of the wildfires burning in Northern California. These wildfires have killed at least 21 people, destroyed at least 3,500 structures, and burned more than 115,000 acres. The Oct. 10 images were collected using the Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) sensor on DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite, which is uniquely able to pierce through the wildfire smoke to see... read more

DigitalGlobe selects Raytheon as satellite imaging payload provider

October 10, 2017By

Solution doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to collect 30-centimeter commercial satellite imagery. Raytheon Company has been selected by DigitalGlobe as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon’s new payload doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm... read more

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Bathymetrics Data Portal delivers quality water-depth data online

September 19, 2017By

The Bathymetrics Data Portal allows users to search, purchase and automatically download water-depth information directly from an online store to their computer. The Bathymetrics Data Portal is a combined offering by DHI, experts in water environments; TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products; and powered by DigitalGlobe, provider of high-resolution satellite imagery. The dedicated commercial bathymetry portal offers continuously expanding 2m Bathymetry... read more

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DigitalGlobe releases satellite imagery of Houston

September 5, 2017By
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DigitalGlobe released satellite imagery of Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit. Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas — just southwest of Houston — on Aug. 25. According to DigitalGlobe, the hurricane packed sustained winds at more than 130 miles per hour and has been identified as the largest single rainmaking event in continental U.S. history. The images show... read more

MDA to acquire DigitalGlobe, creating end-to-end GIS company

March 13, 2017By
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Global information company MDA is acquiring DigitalGlobe under a merger agreement. MDA (MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) entered into a definitive merger agreement with the Earth imagery company in February. MDA is Canada-based a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. DigitalGlobe is a Westminster, Colorado-based vendor of space imagery and geospatial content, and operator of... read more

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Top 10 satellite images tell the story of 2016

January 26, 2017By
The Skellig Islands were one of the filming locations for top-grossing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The year 2016 was full of political, environmental and global events that will have lasting impacts all around the world. In the spirit of pictures being worth a thousand words, DigitalGlobe is offering a top 10 list of satellite images that defined 2016. Here is the first, for January. Click here to see the full list. read more

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Lockheed Martin to launch DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite on Friday

September 15, 2016By

Lockheed Martin is set to launch the WorldView-4 high-resolution imaging satellite for DigitalGlobe aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Sept. 16. WorldView-4, also built by Lockheed Martin, will capture photos and data about Earth. With the WorldView-4 satellite, DigitalGlobe more than doubles its ability to deliver images of Earth at 30-centimeter resolution — sharp enough to identify the make of... read more