DigitalGlobe Expands Commercial Imagery Distribution Network in Australia and New Zealand

Longmont, Colo., July 23 – DigitalGlobe®, provider of the world’s highest-resolution imagery and geospatial information products, today announced the addition of Geoimage Pty Ltd of Brisbane, Australia to its network of distribution partners. Under terms of the agreement, Geoimage will resell DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution satellite imagery throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the islands of the South West Pacific. Geoimage joins Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), a long-standing DigitalGlobe partner, in servicing the geospatial needs of the region.

“Over the past decade the market for geospatial imagery in our region has grown exponentially. As geospatial data and imagery become more broadly accepted as a key component to decision making, Geoimage aims to meet new market demand with the highest quality products,” said Sylvia Michael, director of Geoimage. “We chose to partner with DigitalGlobe as it is a leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. With the launch of the WorldView constellation, we will be able to respond to our clients needs for an expanded source of geospatial information products and supply them with the data that they need to conduct business and maintain their competitive advantage in their markets.”

Geoimage is an independent image processing consultancy specializing in the sales and processing of satellite and geophysical imagery throughout Australia. Based in Brisbane with offices in Perth and Sydney, Geoimage will continue to focus on its clients in various industries including: mining and petroleum resources, government, environment, mapping and GIS.

“In recent years there has been growing public awareness and demand for high-resolution geospatial imagery. Today, businesses and individuals are consuming greater quantities of location-based information for applications ranging from corporate decision support and asset management to GPS navigation and disaster planning and recovery,” said Gil Norrie, regional sales director for ANZ and North Asia at DigitalGlobe. “We are very excited about engaging Geoimage given its significant expertise in the satellite imagery business gained over its 19-year history.”

DigitalGlobe’s existing distribution partner, Sinclair Knight Merz, will continue to service its significant client base including the markets of government, infrastructure, mining, water and environment. The firm has a long standing relationship with DigitalGlobe and with offices throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region, SKM provides a range of imagery products and services to clients based in these locations. SKM remains the distribution partner for all of DigitalGlobe’s defense sales in the Australia and New Zealand region.

Together, SKM and Geoimage will complement one another and extend the reach of DigitalGlobe throughout Australia and the Oceania marketplace.

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 to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe is the only geospatial content provider to take an end-to-end approach to geospatial imagery, from acquiring proprietary high-resolution images through a leading-edge satellite and aerial network, to integrating and distributing that data through GlobeXplorer, a proprietary web-based search and retrieval system that makes it easy to find, purchase and download global imagery. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company’s next-generation WorldView 1 satellite is scheduled to launch in mid-2007, and its WorldView 2 satellite is anticipated to launch in late 2008. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over three hundred million square kilometers of satellite and aerial imagery suited to countless applications for people who map, view, navigate and study the earth.