DigitalGlobe and Bird’s Eye Images Partner to Offer Consumers Spectacular Satellite Image Prints

Art Prints Show Favorite World Locations in Stunning Detail

LONGMONT, Colo., November 15, 2004 – DigitalGlobe® announces its partnership with Bird’s Eye Images to market and sell high-quality art prints of satellite imagery collected by QuickBird, the world’s highest resolution imaging satellite. Exhibiting astonishing detail with rich colors and textures, the prints allow consumers to see a unique perspective of favorite locations around the world. The prints are available for sale at

DigitalGlobe has agreed to give Bird’s Eye Images access to its ImageLibrary containing hundreds of thousands of satellite images from around the world, from which Bird’s Eye Images produces art prints on demand. Prints from the Earth Up Close™ collection are shipped to customers by Fed Ex within 5-7 business days at a cost of US$39 for a 24×26-inch print or US$69 for a 36×38-inch print, plus shipping and handling. Customers simply visit the Bird’s Eye Images Web site, identify their prints of choice and place their secure orders using a credit card.

“Everyone has a favorite place in the world, whether it’s a special vacation spot, an alma mater, or a favorite sports venue,” said Steve Jennings, vice president of marketing for DigitalGlobe. “Our partnership with Bird’s Eye Images lets people choose an image from hundreds of popular locations on Earth, and own an art-quality print of that place, at a very affordable cost.”

Customers may purchase Earth Up Close art prints from the following categories:
Sports and Recreation
Beaches and Islands
Resorts and Theme Parks
In the News
Schools and Universities

“These images from the world’s most powerful commercial imaging satellite are simply striking,” said Darin Sanders, art director for Bird’s Eye Images. “Our art prints are high-quality and affordable, making them a great value as a memorable gift for someone special, or to complement any home or office design—and we’re continually adding to the collection.”

About Bird’s Eye Images
Bird’s Eye Images offers exceptional art prints comprising images from the world’s most advanced imaging satellites. International cities, famous landmarks and major attractions come alive with amazing detail in the impressive Earth Up Close collection from QuickBird, the world’s most powerful commercial imaging satellite. The Earth as Art collection offers sweeping views of our planet’s most interesting features from NASA satellites. These images enchant with their brilliant colors, striking textures and abstract designs. Prints can be ordered online at

About DigitalGlobe
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