DigitalGlobe Provides High-Resolution Satellite Imagery to Marathon Oil Company

Enterprise Partner Program Streamlines Company-Wide Data Access

Longmont, Colo., April 27, 2005 ­– DigitalGlobe®, the world’s leading provider of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today announced that Marathon Oil Company has joined DigitalGlobe’s Enterprise Partner Program, a mechanism that streamlines access to geospatial products, and provides quick and easy data viewing and ordering in a desktop environment.

The Enterprise Partner Program, launched in September 2004, offers a centralized geospatial solution for global organizations with multiple offices or procurement centers and employees of varied software skill levels. Program partners pay an annual fee for a bulk amount of imagery from DigitalGlobe’s ImageLibrary and future imagery acquisitions. Images are delivered in multiple formats, permitting image sharing within separate divisions of an organization.

“Marathon has seen an increased demand for high-resolution satellite imagery to address exploration, facilities planning, and health, environment, and safety issues,” said Tim Tipton, general manager of Technology Services for Marathon Oil Company. “Efficient access to this data provides a rich information resource to enable more informed decisions.” 

“Our Enterprise Partner Program is designed to alleviate the issues that can arise when delivering data to large companies,” said David Nale, DigitalGlobe’s senior vice president of commercial markets. “Our comprehensive package addresses the diverse needs of all users within large organizations and eradicates inefficiencies that can impede comprehensive, company-wide access to critical geospatial information.”

About Marathon Oil Company
Marathon Oil Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), which is a fully integrated energy company engaged in worldwide exploration, development, production and transportation of crude oil and natural gas. Through its 62 percent ownership in Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, the company refines, markets and transports petroleum products in the United States. For more information about Marathon, please visit the company’s Web site at

About DigitalGlobe
Longmont, Colo.-based 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 imagery products. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite and the company will launch its next-generation WorldView satellite no later than 2006. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.