Walnut Creek, CA (June 22, 2006) – GlobeXplorer announced the successful loading of its 200th DigitalGlobe CitySphere market to its suite of online data services for mapping/GIS users and Web developers. Dated from 2002 to 2006, the CitySphere collection includes high-resolution satellite imagery of 200 of the largest cities across the globe, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
DigitalGlobe’s CitySphere collection features orthorectified 2-foot color imagery. The resolution and industry-leading accuracy of CitySphere make it ideal for use as a basemap in Web mapping, GIS, and other applications.
The Big Picture
GlobeXplorer provides the largest independent source of earth imagery from the other top private providers of aerial and satellite imagery from all over the world. “This is another example of GlobeXplorer’s leading online earth imagery selection,” said Rob Shanks, GlobeXplorer’s president. “No one rivals the coverage and currency of our high-resolution imagery, and we strive to make updates of every major urban area available to all our customers, every month of every year, both in North America and around the globe.”
“We are thrilled that GlobeXplorer has loaded our 200 CitySphere products into their database and we are continually impressed by the wide array of customers and partners interested in CitySphere,” said Michael McCarthy, senior director of business development at DigitalGlobe. “GlobeXplorer is a fantastic mechanism for end-users to have access to CitySphere.”
“For the past several years, GlobeXplorer has worked hard to provide DigitalGlobe’s content to customers around the world and we feel privileged to be aligned with the world’s leading satellite imagery provider,” said Shanks.
For more information about GlobeXplorer’s selection of CitySphere imagery, see www.globexplorer.com/our-content/digital-globe.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 to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company’s next-generation WorldView I is scheduled to launch in mid-2007, and WorldView II is anticipated to launch in 2008, pending finalization of customer contracts. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.
GlobeXplorer LLC is a leading geographic data integration and publishing company providing online access to the world’s largest commercial library of aerial photos, satellite imagery, geographic maps, and real property information. Through dynamic Web applications, Web services, APIs, Internet portals, and Internet-aware devices, GlobeXplorer distributes interactive geographic content via flexible subscription services. GlobeXplorer owns AirPhotoUSA, the nation’s largest, high quality aerial imagery provider. For further information, contact GlobeXplorer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.globexplorer.com. GlobeXplorer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp.
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