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TAG: DigitalGlobe

WorldView-4 satellite heads to Vandenberg for September launch

July 13, 2016By

Final preparations are underway at Lockheed Martin to ship DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base for a Sept. 15 launch. The Lockheed Martin team is completing final satellite testing and checkout before shipment. Testing includes calculating the weight and center of gravity of WorldView-4, completing a health check of major systems, and testing out image collection... read more

Esri, DigitalGlobe partner to expand World Imagery Map

June 27, 2016By

DigitalGlobe Inc., Earth imagery and information company, today announced an agreement to make more current satellite imagery of the entire world available to users of Esri’s ArcGIS product family. The new long-term partnership with Esri will enhance the World Imagery Map and give ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Data Appliance users access to current and complete high-resolution satellite imagery mosaics. The... read more

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Mapping ‘Hell on Earth’

June 2, 2016By

On May 1, a wildfire ignited southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. At first, wildfire MWF-009 seemed like others residents had experienced — smoke and haze, but no real danger. Two days later, the winds shifted. read more

DigitalGlobe partners with Saudi firms to develop small imaging satellites

February 29, 2016By

DigitalGlobe Inc. is partnering with Taqnia Space, owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) to develop a constellation of highly capable small imaging satellites, DigitalGlobe recently announced in a news release. DigitalGlobe, Taqnia and KACST signed an agreement on Feb. 21 to form a joint venture that will be responsible for developing... read more

DigitalGlobe Expands Partnership with Orbital Insight

September 10, 2015By

DigitalGlobe has expanded its partnership and offering with Orbital Insight, a market intelligence and data science company that analyzes socioeconomic trends at global, regional and hyper-local scales. Within DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform, Orbital Insight’s machine vision engineers, artificial intelligence experts and data scientists now have access to 400 terabytes of high-resolution imagery, an increase of nearly 80 times the data that... read more

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DigitalGlobe, Saab Join on Vricon to Create the Globe in 3D

June 1, 2015By

Defense and security company Saab and DigitalGlobe Inc., a global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, have created the joint venture Vricon Inc. to produce photo-realistic 3D products and digital elevation models for enterprise and government geospatial markets. Vricon combines Saab’s 3D technology and know-how with DigitalGlobe’s archive, which contains billions of square kilometers of high-quality commercial satellite imagery. Together, the Vricon... read more

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CartoDB, DigitalGlobe Partner to Make Satellite Imagery Available

April 28, 2015By

CartoDB and DigitalGlobe are partnering to bring satellite data to mapmakers everywhere in order to help them visually explain the events and information shaping the world. The new offering will provide users of all levels with access to the latest satellite content from DigitalGlobe, enabling journalists, publishers, bloggers and web developers to easily incorporate high-resolution imagery into their online content in a... read more

DigitalGlobe Offers Satellite Images of Nepal Earthquake

April 27, 2015By
Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu, after the earthquake (image credit: DigitalGlobe)

In response to the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Nepal on April 25, DigitalGlobe has made high-resolution satellite imagery of the affected areas freely available online to all groups involved in the response and recovery effort through the company’s FirstLook initiative. This imagery can be accessed via Username: nepal Password: forcrisis​ The below before and after images show the destruction... read more

DigitalGlobe Makes Available 30-cm Satellite Imagery to Customers

March 19, 2015By

DigitalGlobe is making available its 30-cm satellite imagery products. Access to the high-resolution commercial satellite imagery captured by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite will improve decision making, enable more efficient operations, and enhance a variety of applications for customers in the civil government, defense and intelligence, energy, mining and global development sectors. In addition, many customers who previously relied on aerial imagery can... read more

UN, DigitalGlobe Sign Agreement on Satellite Imagery, Geospatial Solutions

February 26, 2015By

DigitalGlobe, a global provider of high-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial solutions, has signed of a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations. Under the agreement, DigitalGlobe and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will take stock of their combined expertise in the use of earth observation technologies for economic, social, and scientific development and improved decision-making, particularly in... read more