Orthorectified Images of International Urban Centers Aid Mapping and Planning
Longmont, Colo. – July 13, 2005 – DigitalGlobe® has introduced DigitalGlobe CitySphere™, a product aimed at helping mappers, planners and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists to improve all geospatial applications with the rapid delivery of current, repeatable, high-resolution satellite imagery data.
DigitalGlobe CitySphere is the first off-the-shelf collection of QuickBird satellite imagery covering 200 international urban centers. Offered as 60-centimeter (two-foot) resolution, color orthomosaics with 1:4,800 scale map accuracy, CitySphere products featuring these 200 urban centers will be updated on an annual basis. The updated imagery is guaranteed to be newer than 24 months. DigitalGlobe will release new worldwide cities monthly over the next 12 months.
DigitalGlobe CitySphere provides the foundation and geographic context for a wide range of applications that rely on up-to-date imagery. It is ideally suited for customers who need consistent, reliable, current data coverage worldwide and need to integrate imagery into their workflows and decision making processes. The product is available in two options – Basemap GIS and Basemap Advanced – in order to meet a variety of customer requirements.
“In the history of mapping, there has never been such a consistent, off-the-shelf imagery solution across such broad geographic coverage. CitySphere represents a long-term commitment to maximize the relevancy and currency of the most demanded parts of DigitalGlobe’s ImageLibrary,” explained Herb Satterlee, chief executive officer of DigitalGlobe.
For a list of DigitalGlobe CitySphere cities, detailed product specifications and a list of authorized distributors, visit www.digitalglobe.com/product/citysphere.shtml.
Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) 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.