Relationship to Facilitate Outstanding Support for QuickBird Data Users in Mexico
Longmont, Colo., September 29, 2004 – DigitalGlobe®, provider of the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today announced that Merrick Advanced Photogrammetry of the Americas S. de R.L. de C.V. (MAPATM) is now an authorized reseller of QuickBird high-resolution satellite imagery in Mexico. MAPA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colorado-based Merrick & Company.
“We look forward to extending our U.S.-based relationship with DigitalGlobe to benefit our remote sensing clientele in Mexico. This service will offer additional options for generating geospatial solutions to support MAPA,” said Brian Raber, CMS, vice president of GIS Operations for Merrick & Company, and president of MAPA.
“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Merrick in the United States, and look forward to the prospect of growing this relationship to service customers in Mexico,” said Jeff Kerridge, senior vice president of International Sales for DigitalGlobe.
About Merrick & Company
Founded in Denver in 1955, Merrick & Company is an employee-owned GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, LIDAR, multidisciplinary engineering, architectural, and construction management firm. They design and build quality solutions for municipal, state, federal, and private-sector clients in North America. With approximately 500, employees, Merrick has offices in Aurora, Broomfield and Colorado Springs, CO; Los Alamos and Albuquerque, NM; and Atlanta, GA and Guadalajara, Mexico.
DigitalGlobe is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of satellite and aerial imagery and value-added products. In 2001, DigitalGlobe launched what remains the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite today, QuickBird. The company will launch its next-generation WorldView system no later than 2006, while the competition has no plans to launch a satellite comparable to either QuickBird or WorldView before 2008. QuickBird has collected and stored in its ImageLibrary hundreds of thousands of Earth image scenes covering over a hundred million square kilometers, and collects an additional one million square kilometers each week. These new and historical images are essential for customers who map and plan for change in our world. DigitalGlobe is based in Longmont, Colo., USA. For more information visit www.digitalglobe.com.